I love stabbing things! No, really! Who could have seen how my life would be changed by winning an online giveaway of a hand painted wool roving years ago?
Certainly, not me.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have been creative my entire life, playing with nearly every medium you could imagine. But when I opened that package, felt the softness of the fiber, saw the depth of color, and the faint scent of the sheep from whom the fiber had been shorn, well, my imagination was captured. And when I discovered, with the help of a little ‘teach yourself to needle felt’ kit, how much fun it was to create wool felt, I was hooked.
The joy I get from seeing a scarf or bag finding its owner at art shows makes me want to make felt even more. And when I am challenged with a custom order, bringing their vision to fruition, whether it be a needle felted sculpture of their website mascot, or an online comic character taking shape in 3D, or seeing a bride and groom with miniature versions of themselves for their wedding cake topper, the look on their faces is what feeds my inspiration for the next custom order.
Now, a decade later, not only do I needle felt and wet felt items of beauty for you and your home, I have had the enormous pleasure of introducing hundreds of people to the joy of felting.
And that is how Stab Things Into Existence was born.
There are only so many live classes I can teach and only so many locations from where I can teach, so I am bringing the classes to you via eLessons that you can go through on your time, at your home.
I grew up a military brat, moving from post to post until I graduated high school, and when I went to Kansas for college, my dandelion roots took hold, and I raised my sons, and played with my creativity in my spare moments for 40 years. And now, I’m working my creativity full time with Stab Things Into Existence, and I hope you will join me!