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Sewickley Public Library’s hosting a Run Red Run Needle Felt Exhibit!

I was asked by the fine folks at the Sewickley Public Library ( to display my fiber sculptures, and I jumped at the chance. A small exhibit of my felties will be on display at the library for the month of October. And since October means Halloween, I’ve included a generous complement of my needle felted monsters, creeps and trick-or-treaters.

This is the largest collection of my felties in one place — besides my work room — and I’m excited to see them featured among the books that inspired many of them. While some pieces are not for sale, others will be available for purchase. Twenty percent of any sales made through the library during October will be donated to the library. If you’ve never visited, Sewickley Library is a great public space, cozy and classic, with a full schedule of community events, local art displays and lots of space for catching up on your reading. So remember, this October, Reading Is Feltamental (wow, sorry about that one).

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The Cat Brothers: Invisible Man vs The Cat From Outer Space

One of the problems I have felting at home is the danger posed by Bing and Bowie, The Cat Brothers.  They’re cute, they’re loving, and I don’t know what I would do without them.  But, like all cats, they’re very curious.  And their curiosity can sometimes turn a felted doll into a kitty chew toy.

Here’s Bowie sniffing around the Invisible Man while I was finishing up some detail work.  I just knew by the look on his face that he had enough of this bandaged stranger and was going to attack.  Luckily, I grabbed the doll before anything disastrous happened.  But The Cat Brothers are always on the lookout for more mischief, so i’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them.


Say Cheese!

You didn’t think I was taking all of these beautiful photos of my dolls, did you?  I took the work in progress shots, but the finished photos, the really nicely-lit photos with a studio feel and a nice composition–those were taken by my good friend (and professional photographer) Alex Patho.

That’s Alex in the photo (I forced him to let me take this shot).  He’s a great photographer and, whenever I can, I try to go to him for my photo work.  You can take a look at some of his work at his website (also in my blogroll):


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