For the months of November and December 2015, our walls will be graced with fiber arts pieces by Beth Day of Sandwich and Jackie Gardner of Porter, Maine.
Felt Art by Beth Day, L.M.T.
I have been a crafter from a young age. Growing up in my home I had possession of all the tape, glue, pencils, scissors and paper I needed. I came to felting through an adult-ed class at Kingswood High School. The class offered an introduction to wet felting along with making fairy dolls and flowers.
As you can see I have connected the felting with my sketching and love of working with natural materials to make felted wall art. The joy I find in felting is drawing with texture and dimension. Also, the way the wool has a life of its own, I may start with one idea for a piece and the wool may work up in a way that completely changes the piece.
I find inspiration in my gardens and walks along the rivers and streams of North Sandwich where I live.
Hooked Rugs by Jackie Gardner
Jackie is a farmer/florist who operates Moonset Farm Florals as well as Moonset Farm. Rug hooking is a way to relax and stay creative during the “off” months of farming and wedding season. Rug hooking is an old craft, using pieces of old clothing to help keep floors warm in the cold winter months. Today we still try to use old clothing if we can find it, and some rugs make it to the floor, but many hang on the walls, warming us in a different way!