Wednesday, 11 February 2009
I originally got started in felting when a class that I signed up for in puppet making got canceled so I switched over to a felting class. Quite an exciting start isn't it? My favorite technique is wet felting and dying wool. I love anything fiber, fabric or wool related. It is hard to pick a favorite color, I usually end up using blue, teal and purples. I really need to remember that those are not everyone's colors and start introducing more shades and colors into my work.
My biggest challenge in running my shop is attracting customers. I have quite a few hearts, get lots of lookers but few sales. I have had the site critiqued several times and other than being told to take better pictures, most people have liked it. At the moment I have very few felted pieces in the shop because those are what has sold so that tells me to keep going in that directions. It is also hard to find time to do all the networking and promoting that needs to be done to have a successful shop.
I love all the food shops, bad for me but it is interesting to see how they present their products and they always give me new ideas. I would love to have more funky spun wool. I am going to continue to felt and especially to experiment more and really push the limits of what I can do. I hope to attract more buyers in my shop by having my own style of felted artwork.