Continuing on with a warm wooly theme today, after a gift of 3 inches of snow and cold, cold temperatures outside. (Could have been worse, as they are experiencing out east!)
I have long been a fan of Odile Gova, proprietor of Woollyfabulous on Etsy. She works with wool, embroidery and brass zippers. She has a style and technique that is all hers! I love what she makes….she has a gift!
When my friend, Gail, mentioned that an artist who made brooches of felted wool and zippers was featured in the American Patchwork and Quilting , Feb 2011 magazine ….I immediately knew from her description who it was……Odile, of course…..
Yesterday, I sat down and tried her technique of installing zipper tape as an edging around wool……
Let me say here that I do not want to copy the work of Odile, I want my work to look much different from hers . But, nonetheless, I am geeked by the idea of incorporating zippers, and maybe even wool balls, cording, a little embroidery, and needle felting into the brooches (embroideries, wall pieces???) I make….and to see where this idea leads me….maybe a dead end….maybe not. I just want to thank Odile, and give her credit for the wonderful inspiration! Experimenting with new ideas, and evolving are what keeps the brooches interesting, challenging and fun to make.
Well…..back to mosaics later…..
Have a good day,