Sunday, January 8, 2012

More Felting this year

I have been enjoying  felting and really want to learn new techniques. I had been eyeing a 4-day workshop with Lisa Klakulak from Strongfelt for awhile. It is in Durango, Colorado, where I went to college  ( I haven't been back there in about 12 years!). I decided to go for it! I think it will be amazing to learn from Lisa. To me, she's a felt celebrity!  If you haven't seen her felted works check out her gallery on Strongfelt. It will amaze you.

We're going to make a 2 day roadtrip there from Washington, through eastern Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and southwestern Colorado. I'm excited to go through Arches National Park and Moab, UT again. It's a beautiful area. We'll also make a stop in Salt Lake City. My favorite vacations are roadtrips and I haven't been down those roads in so long. Also, my old college friend, Sara, is going to meet us there. We're finally going to ride the Durango- Silverton narrow gauge railroad. You know, we always wanted to, but must have spent our extra money on drinks. Ha!
Now, I just have to wait until May.

Here's the latest bag I made. The red is a merino blend and the grey is bamboo.

Hope you have a great weekend!


craftattack said...

Beautiful bag, and your vacation plans sound great! Hugs, Valerie

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

The bag is gorgeous, great job. Lisa's work knocks my socks off, she is unbelievable. YOu will come back making the most amazing things - oh lucky you!!! Go for it girl! xox Corrine

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Sounds like a great adventure, Katie. Your latest work is absolutely gorgeous! You know me and "RED"! I'm going to explore the felting sight you mentioned. Thanks. xoDonna

artymess said...

wow that's exciting katie and your bag is gorgeous ...xx

Barbara said...

Lovely felted bag! I admire the successful placement of your colors. I have a hard time with that. Lisa's work is indeed amazing!

Penny said...

You are going to have such a marvelous time and you'll come back with so much inspiration your hands will be twitching and your mind will be full! Your bag is beautiful!

Joanna said...

Ooooh, a road trip, a friend and then a class - how wonderful! Just looked at Lisa's site, she's a mighty clever girl!

Your bag is lovely, you're a mighty clever girl too!


Ro Bruhn said...

What a great bag, love the colour and style. Enjoy the workshop.

hex said...

How many beautiful creations!
Nice to meet you
I am happy to follow your blog