I lost your comment to me, but wanted to answer your question of how I started making cloth dolls. I had always loved the handmade cloth dolls that a friend of mine had when I was in grade school, and I loved to sew, so I just started in cloth.
Thanks for the welcome, Christina. I liked your hats, I make small hats for my dolls so I am always interested in handmade hats. This site is overwhelming to me right now, but I will keep working with it until I understand what I am doing. I like the idea of the communication between artists.
I think I have 5 boiled wool jackets!!! I love them. When I was little and my mother used to take us all to the fabric store, I would go down the aisles and feel all the materials! I just loved it. So, some things do start early! Buying a lamb at a county fair started me in spinning, knitting and eventually, weaving!
Hi Christina -- yes, indeed, I am "behind the scenes." Am on the board of the Arts Council here and we are looking at holding a juried art expo in 2016. Another committee member suggested this was a great site to look at. Am learning a lot! (For 17 years I was with the Smithsonian Inst. as a sr. program coordinator, so this is new territory for me). Thanks for your note.
Hi Christina - just trying to figure out this site. I do have a glass making studio on Beaver Island as well as in Ann Arbor. I live on the island in the summer months (I'm retired). So I am just back from my stay there.
thanks for the welcome! Love your felting pictures.
Thanks for the welcome. Pleased to meet another fiber artist. I am weaver. I have been weaving for about 10 years, but have been doing the show circuit for just a couple of years. I have been a fly on the wall at this site, but recently decided to be more active.
Thank you for the warm welcome! I can tell you I have already found this website to be so very helpful! Unfortunately, I have enjoyed reading the information and conversation here so much that I have not painted as much as I should have since, instead, Time has been spent here, oh well, there is always more time, right? ...I'll call it a happy distraction. Today though, will be spent setting up my booth for new photos for submissions, because I realize now what was wrong with my earlier booth shots. Again, thank you for the wonderful welcome!
So nice to be greeted so warmly. Thank you. I have checked my profile and the website is correct now. Don't know what happened when I typed it in the first time. Must have been a mental distraction! LOL! Anyway the correct URL is www.JudyConnorJones.com. Let me know what you think of the site. Judy