In advance of the 78th League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair this August, I’m busy embroidering felt hats like crazy.
"Sunset Sorbet," a newly embroidered art-to-wear felt hat (#37 in 2011).
Although I love each of my creations, I’m particularly smitten with this warm embroidery, created primarily with french knots.
Detail of freehand embroidery on hand-knit felt hat.
If you’re in New Hampshire between August 6 – 14th, 2011, please visit me in Tent 7.
Detail of 2011 Felt Hat #37, "Sunset Sorbet".
I’m looking forward to meeting the lucky person who’ll take this beauty home!
Tiny glass seed beads embellish this freehand ribbon embroidery on felt.
The 77th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair runs August 7-15, 2010. That means I have 2 more months to embroider the 100+ felt hats I’ve made this winter.
One of my latest designs is this lovely pink flower embroidery, featuring a hand-cut caribou antler button with glass seed beads.
Simple & sweet. I can’t wait to see who scoops up this one…
New freehand embroidery, with variegated french knots in wool on felt.
If you didn’t get a chance to visit me at this year’s League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair, you missed seeing my latest design: Mandala of French Knots.
According to Wikipedia:
“Mandala […] translates as ‘circle-circumference’ or ‘completion’ […]
a concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism.”
That makes sense to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about Mom. And the circle of one year of grieving was completing just as this design was born.
Cool tones on black was the first incarnation of the new Mandala embroidery.
Plus, it’s summer, my garden is booming and broccoli reminds me of french knots!