This is the last day Jim will have his Dreads ......he is cutting them to collect donations for Fire Fighters Families Charity........two firemen lost their lives recently while fighting a fire in Southampton....it was near where Jim was brought up so he decided to help ....I made some of his dreads and tended them lovingly ......he has had them for 6 years now and I am a teensy bit nervous about tomorrow .....I expect he'll still be as cute ......we are going into the woods and cutting them in the countryside.............will post an apres pic tomorrow ..!!!
Just thought I'd add this bit after reading all your comments ..... Thanks for your support Jim is grinning reading these about how cute he is ....and wot a bloomin brilliant idea to use them in a piece of art or under the embellisher ...How GENIUS is that ...when I made them I used a method similar to felting and sometimes used crochet hooks to get all the stray hairs woven it so they are a piece of art in themselves.....they are so dense and heavy and sometimes it's like lying on a piece of old rope ..they take about 5 hrs to dry ....but you are all right ...of course he'll be as cute ....xx
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
I sell my work through Etsy and you can find me on Facebook at Artymess Textile Art ...come and say hello.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....