We had had a brief discussion in Peter Mark College about our likes and dislikes, and some of my felting work. At home, I went through my samples (portfolio by another name????). I also contacted CIFD about my role in Feltmakers Ireland and as a representative I needed to report on the meeting but was advised that details of the project would not be made public until after the Media Day in August.
Unbelievably we were quickly into June before Michelle reverted to me with her favourites of my samples. She favoured the delicacy of a feathery/cobweb piece with cerise pink silk embellishments. Her plan was to tear it apart and combine it with a wire structure.
Now we needed a theme – Michelle’s previous wire structure reminded me of the Convoluted Hazel. We also discussed some of our life experiences and decided that we had both overcome constraints and adversity, with hope and resilience. Michelle now drew up an artist’s statement with sketches of the design and some sample of construction for presentation at CIFD meeting in July. A description of the felt was also included.