Eve's Eden: Artist Eve Peach an online journal to share art and contemporary crafts

29. June 2009

Thanks to you…

Filed under: artisan market,artists,artwork,handmade,home,paintings,prints,vintage — Eve Peach @ 19:28

I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who came out and supported the local artists and vendors at the Walden Artisan Market over the weekend.

The community in East Nashville is so beautiful and  supportive! We will see you all at the next market during the East Nashville Tomato Festival on August 8th and 9th.

Love,

Eve and Heather

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26. June 2009

June 27th and 28th Artisan Market

Filed under: artisan market,artists,artwork,handmade,home,paintings,prints,vintage — Eve Peach @ 02:36

Walden Artisan Market is located on 1898 Eastland across from RosePepper  in East Nashville. 

 Hours are this Saturday the 27th from 9-5 p.m. and Sunday the 28th from 11-4 p.m.

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Above items are available at the Gathering Spriggs and Gathering Vintage booth at this months market.  See you there!

1. June 2009

Learning to Felt

Filed under: artists,handmade — Eve Peach @ 20:08

So summer time for me means back to work in Barbara Yontz’s studio.  For the past four years I have had the privilege of being her studio assistant.  Barbara lives in New York in the fall, winter, and spring but comes back to Nashville to make her art during the summers.

This summer’s project: FELTING!

So the other day we taught ourselves how to felt loose wool fibers together.  It was not as hard as we thought.  Felting is one of those activities like knitting that Barbara and I have decided we could do for hours it is that much fun for us!

Here is documentation of our process:

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First we pulled the wool into the desired length of pieces and made a sheet of loose wool with the fibers going in the same direction.  Then we layered these sheets on top of each other with each layer going in the opposite direction from previous layer.  You need at least two thick layers.  

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Then we took hot water mixed with dish soap and poured it over the fibers.

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Next we agitated the fibers by hand.

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Once the fibers start to hook together you can take the sheet and roll the sheet up in bubble wrap and agitate the fibers this way for a while.

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And then…Tada!

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FELT!

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