Been very busy since the Open Studios weekend fulfilling orders and commissions and coming up with some new ideas.
I'm delighted to be able to share this commission piece with my customer's permission.
I was sent photos of this beautiful crofters cottage on North Uist and asked to make a felt picture featuring the cottage, a rainbow disappearing into the sea, some wee sheep and a bit of artistic license with the background and sea.
I'm delighted with how it turned out and so is my customer and the recipient.
The cottage has been in my customers family for years and she feels that this piece will become a real family heir loom.
This is one of the photos I worked from. The cottage is available to rent for holidays and I really hope to go their maybe next year. After our visit to Harris last summer, we are really hankering to visit the Uists and to stay somewhere like this would be amazing! Beats a tent any day!
As well as working on commissions I have been rebuilding my stock after a very busy time at Open Studios. The sheep pendants continue to be popular and I have made a few more available in my Etsy Shop. There is a whole section there for Sheep Jewellery.
I often get asked if I make the sheep pendants as brooches and I'm pleased to say that now I do! More shapes and sizes coming soon but these are the first designs hot off the work table.
The Orkney fibres in this one above make the landscape look like a wild Scottish mountain covered in heather.
Sheep Brooches £15
3.5cm in diameter
So as well as new brooches, I have some new card designs in the pipeline and hope to get some framed pieces photographed and listed later today.
If you are in the Angus area this weekend, look out for Open Studio signs all over the place as Angus Open Studios runs from today Thursday 24th to Monday 28th May 2012.
We have planned a route and hope to visit some potters, jewellers, textile artists and other designers. Looking forward to visiting this collaboration of three artists who have set up a rather splendid tent in a garden on Dishlandtown Street in Arbroath! Makes me think of a make believe land from a children's story book!