Thursday, May 8, 2014

European "Feltmaker to Feltmaker Hand-Off"- Part 1 of ?

My cozy fleece coverlet at Elis's.


                                     Dawn and I enjoying wine and chocolates.

                    (For Dawn, more chocolate and less wine...for me, the reverse!) Grin!



                       On our first day there, we took a trip to a local vocational college...



                       ...where Elis endeavored to assist mechanically-inclined young men...

                                 ...with an art assignment (designing a kinetic sculpture).



                                                       Elis's wonderful studio...

                                       

                                                   ...where felt magic happens!



                      This massive resist was used to make some of the felt pieces...

                            ...that will be displayed in Elis's latest exhibit, Confluence.

                             (Make plans to go, if you're able...it's going to be spectacular!!)



                                                          Our 'family photo'...

                                           ...in the style of the Addams Family...



                                            ...and a portrait of the artist at home!


                                                  Eating fries the 'Dutch' way...

                                           ...with satay- and curry-mayonnaise!



                                    Dawn and I rode bikes to the pub one evening...

                      ...and yes...we even managed to ride them safely home, afterwards!! :)



                                                A yummy cappuccino confection.



                                                       Visiting Veere, NL...



                                     ...and viewing this interesting light installation...


                                                         ...beautiful local homes...

                                  


                                                               ...shops...
       

                                                                   ...and ships.


                 We were joined for the day by another Dutch feltmaker and good friend,  Kim.



                                      Happily, an art show was being held that day...


                                                   ...in this beautiful space...


                           

                              

                                      
          
                                      ...featuring super sculptures by Aris Roskam...




                                                                  ...lovely music...


                                ...and wonderful, individualistic portraits by Wilma Geerts.



                                      At  Feltfull last summer...

                    ...I made friends with several wonderful feltmakers who reside in the UK...

                                  ...and a plan was 'hatched' for a visit there, this spring!

                         When the Edinburgh portion of my plans fell through quite suddenly...

                     ...I decided to begin my journey with friends in The Netherlands, instead!

                                     Next time: I take a train to the Dutch 'Bible Belt'...

                                        ...and make a surprising (and tiny) new friend! :)

                                 

10 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

Dear Heather I am very happy to be able to visit you , Dawn and Ellis. It was well worth the drive. We had a nice time catching up in real and did me good. Thank you for your friendship whixh I treasure. Xox Kim

Mariana said...

It looks like a lot of fun! I bet Ellis and Dawn are hilarious...especially after the wine! :)

Rachel said...

What an adventure!

Heather Woollove said...

Kim-Oh, me, too! I'm so glad that we're friends!!!!
Mariana-Dawn is one of the funniest people I know. Elis and I could not stop laughing the entire visit!! :)
Rachel-Yes...it was filled with joy and connections...a real treat!

FeltersJourney said...

Great photos! It looks like you all had a wonderful time :)

Love that coverlet!
xx

WonderWhyGal said...

oooooh, I'm excited to see all of your trip. I enjoyed what Dawn has shared. I dream through your travels.

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right said...

Loved, loved, loved this blog post....sitting drinking my coffee and remembering what a wonderful time we had together. Thanks so much for the fantastic post. Makes me so happy to see these photos.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm so happy to be able to share my travel photos and wonderful memories with you!! :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Love follow through your journey. Beautiful country, lovely friends. So glad to see all the happy faces. I feel your happiness.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terriea! Yes...visiting with good friends is a joyful experience! :)