First Felt 2016

First Felt…What will your first project be to begin your creative practice in 2016?

On the first day of the year I try to include some small aspect of all the activities and attitudes that I want to bring into the new year.  It’s also a wonderful way to approach the first creative project for the year. It can just be a small project, but can be an embodiment or opening of our creative aspirations for the year.


This felt work developed out of the sculptural scarves I was making a few years ago. At that time I had purchased a range of millinery products to explore adding dimension to felt work that can be manipulated by the wearer, but then other projects took over, and I’ve never had a chance to use them.  A first felt project is a great opportunity to devote the time to ideas and materials that have been on our lists for experimentation, and I am so happy to finally pull those materials out and realize some of the textures that have been living in my mind and sketchbook.

This is also a research piece for me…a sample in preparation for my next exhibition in Australia in March at Timeless Textiles- Pacific :: Sea States.

First Felt opens my studio space and my creative thinking for the new year…the freedom to create anything, in any direction, with any material. Pure potential…and that is a powerful opening for a new year.

Wishing you all a year of creative freedom in 2016…..Express yourself, be bold and gorgeous!

Warm wishes,


I’d love to see your first felt project…you can share them on my facebook page here.



  1. Els January 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Loved where it originated from … you’ve brought it a step further yet 😉

  2. Brigitte Haldemann January 3, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Your work is so inspirational! Keep us posted and happy creating::)))

  3. Marijke Tromp January 3, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Still working on the diorama project, but can not wait to do a top with some of the tecniques you showed us.