It's an opportunity for me to get to know my readers better - and also a chance to share their art with you too. Each week I'll randomly choose someone....so maybe your turn will be next week???
Anyhow today let's meet Riet.
|That's Riet on the right (I think) with her friend Patty|
Riet does felting work making hats, scarves, wall hangings and occasionally other things too. Here are some of her hats:
For the scarves, she often uses the technique of nuno where you felt wool onto another fabric like linen or silk. Here are some of her nuno scarves:
My favorite one is one that she did for part of the "bird a week" challenge". Here it is - a lovely felted scarf with a little birdie and some flowers and on it. It's felt on linen:
Yes, she decided to join my "Bird a week" challenge at the beginning of the year - even though she didn't know how to use Flickr and rarely creates birds. But since then, she's kept up creating a different bird each week and made some wonderful creations -and now seems like a dab hand on Flickr!!!
She blogs just about every day, like me. Although her blog is in Dutch, there is a translate button so you can read it in whatever is your favourite language. The google translations aren't perfect, but you get the gist. She also has some tutorials listed there in Dutch and English so if you want to know more about nuno, take a look.
She sells her wares at shows but I'm not sure if she sells online too. Hopefully she will read this in fill in the missing info!!
Anyhow - you are a wonderful follower and friend Riet...and we learn something new about each other each week...like she has a Scottish husband too! Thank you for your support. It really makes a difference. (Please correct anything I've got wrong!).