The Spring nuno felting workshop is fast approaching! I thought I would provide some fiber and other images in the next couple of weeks to whet the appetite a bit. I always enjoy pulling these bundles of fiber together – silk and wool, roving, hankies, batting, locks – and marveling over the combinations of texture and hue!
Other doings in the studio: I continue to work on the nuno felt surface studies as part of my process of building new techniques and expanding vocabulary in both wearable and non-wearable formats. This has been a very inspiring and motivating practice, one I will break out further in this blog (when I can take a minute to collect my thoughts and put them into coherent form!) I have also been pretty busy with day-to-day activities (including integrating work out of the house, i.e., a job) – all of these goings-on are challenging my time in the studio these days. I always trust that the Work happens when the time is right. In the time I have available, my focus is preparing for the upcoming workshop – I am really looking forward to it!
Hello to all artists working in cloth, fiber, textiles. I’m Kathy. I have begun this log as a way of marking my own activity and progress as a textile and fiber artist. It is my hope, however, that this interior dialogue also inspires others to deepen and enrich their creative practice and process.
I am trained as a landscape architect. I was introduced to dyes and dyeing while still in school, and from that point on (for the last 17 years) I have conducted an independent study of textile craft, primarily surface techniques. My interest eventually led me, fortuitously (gratitude to my friend, Deda Divine!), to nuno rusca (also referred to as “nuno felt”), a laminated felting technique. This technique has served as a central creative path and point of reference for all of my other textile and fiber pursuits.
I am now very excited to share this and other textile techniques, along with reflections on design, process and creative evolution, in this weblog. During these first few months, the separate blog pages will grow slowly. Please return periodically for updates and comment if you feel so inspired. In addition, for more information on the work or workshops, go to kathycolt.com. You can also contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.