So, to celebrate the upcoming blackdogandgingercat birthday, here’s the REASON TO BUY blackdogandgingercat Kits countdown….NUMBER 1
Our appreciation, love and support of important charities such as SANE, as seen here in our #blackdog kit.
And in turn, the sales of all of the other kits help to support my other work alongside charities such as ACEarts, MIND, and Somerset Wildlife Trust, as seen in the ongoing FIFTY BEES project.
So, thank you everyone who’s ever bought one of my kits – you are wonderful.
Morning you lovely people.On 20th October, blackdogandgingercat (my Little needlefelt business) celebrates its 4th birthday 🎉🎊 🎁. Hurrah!
To mark the occasion, I am going to be relaunching my kits and I am hoping they will be ‘THE MOST ETHICAL NEEDLEFELT KITS’ available to you.
So, today I will begin the TEN REASONS TO BUY blackdogandgingercat countdown.
Watch this space – but in the meantime, coffee????
(Listen to me advising Joy in the use of the splice app last year at Sence of Place, Brean Down 😂🤣🤣😂😂)
Yesterday was a day in three amazing parts.
The first part involved doing needlefelt landscape experiments with residents at Wessex House Care home – just love these pieces.
Great British tones in great British Wool.
I’d like to include this as Seam Collective #SeptTextileLove prompt for today which is ‘happy accidents’ because I’m a very keen exponent of the idea of experimentation, play, accidental discovery and making mistakes – this is how we learn.
What’s the expression….”A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” —- so true.
So let’s play, I say!!!
Then I met up with Donna Vale and we trundled off to Frome’s Black Swan Art to see the exhibitions there but first lunch and surprise meet up with David Smith – much talking and laughing.
Then onto the ‘Hinterland’ exhibition by Gladys Paulus.
It’s pretty hard to get across what an amazing exhibition this is. On a purely craft level, Gladys’ work is second to none – the pieces are truly beautifully made; as a felter, I am always amazed.
But this exhibition is so much more. It is so, so moving – the pieces have a real presence and I know I will HAVE to go back for another look, or two. The pictures don’t do it justice but I’ll share a few more.
If you have a chance – get there.
And the final part of my day was at @tmac_taunton with an Arts and Health Speed Networking event!!! Whooohooo!
There I met a whole host of people and ‘networked’, oh yes I did. We talked and learnt about a whole range of arts and health providers and the links that are being made between them.
I also talked FIFTY BEES to a few people too!
One of 9 cards that I sell on my websites and at markets.
They can be bought singly, in packs of three or with a kit – gosh, such choice.
I have a British Wildlife set which includes this sleeping hare, boxing hares and a hedgehog.
Then a there’s the dog set and the reindeer set.
I’m showing them off today to link in with the ‘just a card’ campaign.
She snuck off to find a cosy place to close her eyes and this is where we find her.
This is Fluff and she’s sleeping soundly inside a vintage metal container and doesn’t she look peaceful; I wish I could sleep so easily and so soundly, don’t you?
This piece is 7cm circumference and 6cm to the top of the handle. It is made using wool, a vintage container and thread.
Excited artist back in the studio for the first time in weeks.
And not only am excited about being creative again but also by new toy – Bluetooth headphones!!! This means I can move around easier with loud tunes on – not that I move around a huge amount when I’m making making but when I do move and the wire getting pulled out, cor you should hear me swear. So, these are an investment to curtail my habit of swearing – that’s my argument anyhooooo. Today’s favourite tunes are by Ghostpoet – brilliant.
Anyway, today I’m working on pieces for Salisbury Contemporary Craft which is on 8-9th September.
Hope to share one tomorrow xx