|Crocheted & felted hat, with hand-dyed trim |
and flower. Machine embroidery!
I did get a nice shared feature in the Irish Examiner in an article called "The Life Changers" written by Sharon Ni Chonchuir, so many thanks to her for that! The photo turned out great, so much try and get a copy. All publicity is good!
|Merino bainín and hand-dyed merino.|
Felt/silk/angelina flower, hand-dyed with
beads. Scarf: 19 micron merino, resist-dyed.
Curious response to my samples sent to Boston. When they came back, the buyer was complimentary but said that my hats and scarves were "too upscale" for them and "possibly in another economy they would consider it." Now this is a person specialising in handmade Irish craft for 40 years or more and they sell in an affluent area. The only thing I could take from that is that Irish Americans want the same design the Failte Ireland has sold them all along: tweed, muted colours, and traditional design. The only problem with that is it isn't modern Ireland. Does anyone have any thoughts on this???
Must get into the studio now as its time to start producing work again. I had a much-needed break, but it's time to start keeping the wolf from the door!
|Can you find my little cutie in this pic? Love the |
school plays at Christmas!!