One other thing that I wanted to be sure to include in this post, was a huge thank you to Chrissie Day (of the UK) for my beautiful nuno-felted jacket, which I won in her fall competition. Chrissie is so generous in her giving…I can’t imagine the hours upon hours that Chrissie put into making this jacket especially for me…All of the sampling, measuring, pattern making, feltmaking, designing, creating…Well, the list goes on and on, but can you believe such generosity? Amazing! I have now proudly worn my Chrissie work of art to several events, each of which has generated much interest as to who made it, how it was made, and requests to take a closer look at the unbelievable detail (oh, did I mention that Chrissie also screenprinted it?) I’m sure most of you know the enormously talented Chrissie, as she’s a long-time feltmaker with a huge following (me included) and heart. Chrissie’s blog is always filled with lots of great information, so be sure to take a peek to see what’s up in the world of all things felt/fiber related. My jacket also appears in the new book, From Felt to Friendship, co-written by Chrissie Day and Nicola Brown. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, be sure to order yours at either Blurb or Amazon’s UK site. It’s not only a fantastic addition to your feltmaking library, but also a great insight into the joys of making new friends through shared interests, in this case feltmaking, regardless of where you may be located. To date, Chrissie and Nicola have not met face-to-face, but plans are in the works for their fist meeting. I know that it will be a wonderful get-together. Below, you’ll find a pictures of Nicola wearing Chrissie’s jacket (looks great on you Nicola…And, it’s not green:-)
By the way, proud mom speaking here…The image shown above, and in the book, was taken by my oldest son, Ryan of Ryan Lindsey Photography, located right here in Michigan. If you’re looking for a great photographer, one who is very patient, talented, and an all-around good guy, be sure to contact him. Why look, he even managed to capture an image of me with my eyes open…Not an easy task, let me assure you.
Oh, and back to Chrissie, just a little background and then I’ll post workshop pictures…Chrissie, in addition to being a great friend, is also an acclaimed feltmaker, artist, teacher, and author. She’s written numerous books including: Wire Jewelry: Crocheted, Knitted, Twisted and Beaded: 35 Stunning Step-by-Step Projects; Socks (Cozy); Felt Style; Hot-Water Bottle Covers (Cozy); and Quick Crochet: 35 Fast, Fun Projects to Make in a Weekend. Whew, that’s quite a list and I may have missed a couple, but you’ll find the entire list on Amazon’s UK site. Well, as you can see, I’m pretty lucky to have an original Chrissie Day garment…And, it is definitely an original, even has one of her super cool handmade sterling silver tags attached. You can see the making of the jacket by scrolling through Chrissie’s older blog posts.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart dear Chrissie and Nicola for the joy that you continually bring into my life. So, with a grateful heart…Here’s to friendship. Wherever we may be located on the face of this beautiful earth…Oceans can not separate us.
Happy felting to one and all,