Thanks for your kind words re. the blog, Ken was very helpful yesterday! Make sure and let me know your address when you get set up, sometimes the easiest thing is just to get up and running, fine tuning comes with practice (I hope).
Carmen was here last night and sends her best wishes, she says that your art work is AMAZING!!! I am looking forward to your exhibition at Grennan Mill, let me know when it is opening. The Irish Green Gathering that I am also involved in helping organise will run from 8 – 10 August but I hope that your exhibition is on for a couple of weeks at least.
Keep an eye here on the blog, we hope to have Sheila Smith over from England to do some workshops later in the year, her stuff is very cutting edge and just beautiful.
The exhibition officially opens on Friday 30th May… that’s Friday next… at 7pm you’re more than welcome tp come along.
It actually is open all that Friday and the following Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 – 6.
Look forward to seeing you there. I am manning the exhibition from 10 – 2 on Sunday.
My blog is just a trail run at the moment, but as soon as I have done something worth reading I will let you know.
Carmen and I are planning to visit you and the exhibition on Sunday so watch out for us. Unfortunately I will be tied up in Dublin on Friday and Saturday with Green Energy Fair stuff so will miss your opening and I guess a glass of wine! I hope everything goes really well and look forward to seeing your work on Sunday.
Hi Dear Nicola,
What a wonderful website you have and such beautiful felt designs and uses. Just marvelous! Wish I could come and see them myself but hope next year I may do.
Thanks so kindly for all your loving interest and care of Joanie, she so enjoyed her Irish holiday and all the kindnesses.
Delighted to receive your newsletters.
Thanks again dear Nicola,
Just seeing how you are doing with all the felting!?? My trip to Europe is concelled for this summer….Limerick was on the schedule. Due to military training for 2 months, has taken away my summer! I will have some new pieces up on my website in about 6 weeks…a whole new direction I am taking. I am still going to continue my current processes because I have about 5 more lines to be created. If you ever come to the states, just let me know. I have an extra room for stay and we can felt together! My studio is in my basement. I have poeple stay here that want to learn. It is fun to teach and create. My last couple of apprentices made the Dusters with me, as seen on my website: http://www.horstcouture.com Well, keep up the great work and I hope to meet you one day!
Thomas Horst! Well, hope I didn’t break anything as I just fell off the couch!!! You are the luckiest person in the whole world Nicola!!! Now, there is an offer that one cannot pass up. I’m a bit worried though…I know that if you stop there first, you’ll never make it here to see me in Michigan:-) Hmmmm….Dawn or Thomas. Dawn who? He! He!!!
Well, going off to try to cover up this green tint that I seem to have taken on:-)
Dawn….laughing over your post with my family!!!! They are saying that you are stroking my ego! Well, you are more than welcome to visit anytime also! It is lonely around here whne it comes to felting. I get to do a lot of fashion shows, but when it comes to creating…I get bored, even though I have so many ideas to create one day…so come on down!
I am looking forward to Nicola visiting!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, my lands! I’ve just died and gone on to my reward! Could have sworn just before I entered the pearly gates, that I read Thomas Horst inviting me to see him make magic with a bit of wool (or huge volumes of wool)….Either way…Too cool!!! Whooo-Hooooo!!!!! Don’t be surprised to see me perched on your doorstep one day…You’ll recognize me as I’ll have the large silvery wings attached!!!! He! He!!!
You probably don’t remember but you spoke to our craft business class in Portlaoise at Laois Partnership with Bernie McCoy last year. I’ve been busy setting up the business & participating at the craft fair in the RDS but I’m finally concentrating on the blog. I know you are probably very busy but I’d love to get your opinion on how it looks if you have a free minute.
Hi nicola, I love your site and your making is inspiring. I have a technical question and am not able to come to any of your workshops as I live in Australia. Do you have an email address I can ask you a question?
Hi Ainslie, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I am happy to try and answer your question. I’m up to my eyes catching up with things at home in preparation for my trip to Portugal next weekend. If you don’t hear back from me quickly please jog my mind! Cheers, Nicola
This may seem random, but I had to leave a comment. I was searching for anyone who might do saori weaving in Ireland and see that you had a post some time ago. As well, I have only just recently started researching my family tree. My most recent find is a 4x great grandfather that was born in Carlow around 1800 and moved to Canada. So I sit here on a winter morning in Canada, searching Carlow and saori weaving and your name pops up. I love the felting work that you do. It is very “organic”, I think thats the word I want to use. I only weave when I get the chance, which lately hasn’t been very often, still have a warp from last year on the loom! But you might be interested in my cousin’s website http://www.saltspringweaving.com. Not only is she a Saori weaver, but she has been dabbling in felting and she has most recently been trying out dying yarn with organic materials that she finds at her home on Salt Spring Island in BC, Canada.