Nicola Brown | 2008 November
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November 2008

I can't believe that the weekend is almost upon us and the Sigrid Bannier felt workshops will start tomorrow.  Yesterday I was at a Crafts Council training day re curating exhibitions and met up with quite a few friends from Feltmakers Ireland.  Clodagh had brought along the...

Thanks so much to Micki who has given me this Blogging Friends Forever Award!  Micki is an American living in beautiful Donegal who is passionate about quilting, embellishing, felting and all fiber arts.  You can catch Micki's blog Irish Muses and enjoy some of her...

Well, last night I had a big disaster in my utility room.  Johnny, one of my felting students had given me a present of some beautiful Alpaca and I decided to try washing some of it in the washing machine prior to carding.  Thanks Carmen for THAT...

Thanks to all my friends and family who attended the opening of the Winter Exhibition at Kozo Gallery in Thomastown yesterday.   Special thanks to my mother Lynette, my sisters Suzanne and Lizzy, my partner Alan and my friends Cathy, Martin, Eileen, Remmy, Duncan and Helena who...

Necklace as hairbandRecently I had a visit from Anna, a regular follower of the blog and a great swap partner in the first Clasheen Crafty Swap!  This photo shows Anna wearing one of my simple fleted necklaces as a hairband.  Thanks Anna for the order...

At last, my Etsy shop is up and running!  I have just listed the first item, a funky trellis scarf in the lightest and warmest merino.  For those of you not familar with Etsy, it is a great online facility where artists and crafts people...

[caption id="attachment_257" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Hand carded fibres"][/caption] Here is an image of some recently carded fibres, don't the colours just glow!  These particular rolls are a mixture of merino, alpaca and mulberry silk.  The orange coloured one was a particular favourite of mine, now it has...

Just a quick post today as I have a mountain of tidying to do before my first evening course starts tomorrow!!  The opening of Breaking Out was fantastic, thanks to everyone who came and to all of you who have left comments on the blog. ...

Today is the official opening of 'Breaking Out' at the Craft Gallery in Kilkenny.  Alan and I will be aiming to arrive there at about 1 o'clock, have some lunch with friends and family and then go on to the opening at 3 o'clock.  I...