Monday, 29 October 2012

Masham Makers Market

Masahm Makers Market
Had a fantastic day yesterday at Masham Makers Market, 1500 people visited us in all and lots came to say hello! There was a brilliant selection of Hand made things beautifully photographed by Makiko Hastings in her blog Shin Shin. Not only was the range great but the quality was excellent. I had a succesfull day, many have signed up to do needle felting courses, the faux taxidermy was well received in general and I was asked to be part of a couple of exhibitions. I had a good morning this morning too, as someone has just rung to commission a moon gazing hare for her husband who fell in love with the big man himself at the show yesterday! Better get on with it....

Friday, 19 October 2012

Foxes, Hares and Sheep heads

Needle Felted Fox by Emma Fountain

Here's the  latest creation, I have been doing hares, badgers and other creatures too, but this is just a taster to whet the appetite until I've got them mounted. My friend Keith is making the backing mounts out of local Ash and I am swapping them for a Hare's head!
Warming to my theme I thought about finding the Tup in the kitchen in the summer and decided I would like his head on the wall....
Dalesbread Tup
Even though he looks a bit like Ermintrude from magic round-a-bout with nettles in his mouth he is quite large (about eh size of a Shetland pony) and gave me and my cousin Hat a bit of a shock when we came down stairs to find him panting by the pantry (ha ha) although I'm fairly sure he just wanted to get away from the heat and the flies, we still skirted round the edge of the room to usher him out! I'll forgive him as he is quite hansom devil. I'm looking forward to seeing how he turns out.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

An Exhibition of Lovely Things

Hi chaps i appologise for the lack of postings but have been a little unwell for a long while. I am pleased to say that I am now back in the land of the living and raring to go! In celebration of this my friends Clare Lindley and Sue Godden and I will be having an Exhibition at The Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Before that though I will be selling at the Crafted by Hand  North Yorkshire with some of the best Artisans in the region. can't wait!

i have been working on all kinds of mixed media stuff and some faux taxidermy which I will post as soon as it's mounted!