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Buzzards Announcing the Arrival of Spring

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Vintage powder compact with leather cover. 8cm wide by 1cm deep Imagine this: it's nearing the end of March and, unusually, the family's got a day off together and the sun's shining. In fact, the sky is an incredible blue, it's got a deep blue, Mediterranean feel to it and there's not a cloud in the sky. I'm sat in the garden drinking coffee and just enjoying the calmness that only seems to come to you in little snatched pockets of time. And then, suddenly, into this calm, blue scene glide a trio of buzzards from just behind our neighbours house. They're so close that I can see the light reflected on their beaks and their heads turning to take in all that Somerset gas on offer. I feel so blessed to have seen this, they are so graceful and effortless and their appearance seem to signal the true arrival of spring. So I felt a real need to capture just a little bit of what that sight was. What's interesting about this piece is that, despite being thoroughly cleaned, there's still a vague perfume of powder as well as the metal from the compact. It smells of the handbags of my personal history - do you know what I mean?

I am a fibre artist working in rural Somerset and basically, I’m obsessed with beautiful British wool, it is my inspiration - it is at the heart of everything I do. Because of its fabulous eco-credentials and it’s diverse properties, I am able to sculpt with it or make it gossamer thin in order to make studies of the sea and passing moments, sketches in wool.

All of my work has an emphasis on the environment and sustainability.

In my small pieces, I needle felt into vintage containers; with these, I aim to create vignettes of the more elusive creatures of our countryside as seen in my recent exhibition, FIFTY BEES.

My larger pieces are concerned with the British coast. Using reclaimed materials, beach combed finds and combining them the wool, I aim to emphasise the legacy of man’s interaction upon the sea.


If you do fancy coming to say hello, this is where you’ll find me.

MARKETS Where you can find me over the next few months

Bath Artisan - October 8th, November 12th.

http://bathartisanmarket.com/

 

Salisbury Contemporary Craft - Friday 8 - Saturday 9 September 2017

https://www.salisburycontemporarycraft.com/


Needlefelt Classes……

1) Needlefelt Reindeer sculpture on Saturday 4th November - suitable for beginners.  10am to 4pm - £60 per person.

Venue: For Every Cloud, Langport.

Contact Donna on 01458 251475 or email  foreverycloud@icloud.com

Bow Street, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PR

2) Needlefelt Reindeer sculpture on Saturday 2nd December - suitable for beginners.  10am to 4pm - £60 per person.

Venue: For Every Cloud, Langport.

Contact Donna on 01458 251475 or email  foreverycloud@icloud.com

Bow Street, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PR.

 

In the meantime, if you'd like to see the other work that I produce, you can find that at http://lydianeedle.com/ or you can contact me use the 'Email us' link below:

 

 


https://lydianeedlecom.wordpress.com/

blackdogandgingercat@gmail.com