Fun stuff going on…….

Hi friends!  
It’s been a while since I’ve put some words down here, but I thought I would let you know what I have been up to!  
Kreationality had a great 2015 season, and I got right back to sewing, and creating from new ideas right away in the new year.  One of the things I have learned is called wet felting.  I have always loved the felting process, specifically the nuno felting, or wet felting.  It’s just a beautiful process, and a way to be very creative with color.  So I took a class at Weaving & Fibert Arts Center.  I loved learning the process with the added touch of using upcycled silk pieces on the project.  We created scarves in the class, and I have since created several others.  My favorite one is shown here. P1040663

I am signed up for another class this month at the Weaving & FIbert Arts Center to learn how to dye the silk and wool that are used in the felting process.  I love the fiber arts!  I hope to learn more on spinning wool soon, because I already bought a spinning wheel last year at the Hemlock Fiber show.  Now that was a FUN show… I was overwhelmed by all the things I could create!  I tried almost every process available.  Hope to get back to that show this year!

I continue to gather wool sweaters, and chop them up to re-invent new, exciting and fun sweaters!  You can visit my facebook page to see the current pieces I have completed!  

I have listed the 2016 shows I am participating in on the Kreationality website under Festivals and Stores tab.  I was accepted to Morristown Holiday Craft Show in New Jersey this year, but I decided not to do that one.  Maybe in the future when I am retired, and have a bit more time!!  :D

So I will continue learning new things, creating at my sewing machine, and keeping in touch with you through the summer!!  Have fun, and hope to see you in September!  I am grateful for you support!

Thank you!!

Karen Ferner
Kreationality

New stuff

Hi Everyone,

I’m sure everyone is looking forward to Spring!  Looks like it will take a little more time, though.  I have been busy with lots of visiting family, and taking some classes, and just having some fun.  I recently took a nuno felting class, and I loved it!  This is the scarf that I created at the class.  There are pieces of upcycled silk throughout the scarf.  I really enjoyed the class that was offered at the Weaving & Fiber Arts Center in East Rochester. 

upcycled nuno scarfIt was a new process for me, and I will continue to explore it, and find ways to incorporate this into my pieces.

I continue to work on my sweaters, and coats.  I have been sewing in between all the activities going on each weekend, but this weekend I am home for the whole weekend!!  I am sewing wildly, and having so much fun.  Tonight I mostly worked on black and white tunics, and started a poncho.  I had two ponchos at my last show which sold immediately, so I am working on more of those!

I will start out tomorrow morning finishing up my black and white poncho, and then changing my thread into some COLOR!  Stay posted on my Facebook page where I post each completed piece as I do them.  If interested in any of the pieces just let me know via message or email, and I can put the piece on Etsy

I have applied to all the shows I did last year so far, and I’m looking at an out of town show possibility.  Just because I don’t have enough going on in my life!  :D

I look forward to Spring, and getting outside!!  Stay posted for all my new pieces on Facebook.  
Peace!
XOX
Karen Ferner
Kreationality

Sewing away…..

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Hello friends!  
I have been sewing away like crazy these last few months.  I just did a photo shoot with several of my new pieces with my photographer Nancy Riegelsperger.  You can check out those pictures on my Facebook page, and I also have several pieces for sale on my Etsy page.  The poncho on the left is new!

I have been applying to the 2106 Fall shows that I have done for several years….. Clothesline (accepted), Letchworth, Canandaigua Christkindl, and I have two new shows this year!  March 19 & 20 I will be participating in the Rochester Home & Garden Show at the Riverside Convention Center…. this is going to be a great venue, and I’m looking forward to it.  I am also looking forward to a new show on September 17 & 18.  The Springwater Music & Craft show.  Hope you can check out these events.  For more information go to my FESTIVALS tab. I am still waiting for applications for a few shows, and maybe another new venue!  

I have been having fun sewing since the new year, and keeping up on the sales on my Etsy page.  At the same time I am always working on an inventory for the Fall/Winter shows.  This keeps me busy most weekends, and sometimes I don’t leave the house…. which is fine, because it’s my favorite place.  But, I do still work full time, so my sewing is always done on weekends.  Sometimes I get a few minutes during the week to get some work done, but usually that’s just keeping up with my Etsy shop, my website, Facebook, or email messages.

I am so grateful for your support, and all the interest in my pieces.  It feels great to have such a full tent at the festivals each year.  I continue to experiment with fiber, and love to come up with new ideas to share with you!

Spring is around the corner!!  Stay in touch with me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Etsy.

xox
Karen

2016

IMG_9798 (2)Almost time for another arm warmer drawing…… February 1st already!  Wow, it goes by fast!  
I have been sewing new pieces, and posting them on Facebook and Etsy for you!  I have a coupon code available right now through February 1st for 20% off all pieces in my Etsy shop.
Coupon code:  JANUARY2016

Thank you for your support, purchases, and conversations at the shows!  I look forward to another fun season in 2016.  I will be applying to the same shows in 2016, and an additional show in Hamburg, NY called Yuletide in the Country.  Hoping to get in to this show.  We visited Hamburg, NY last year to check out the show, and it was a great time with lots of people!  Hope we get in.
Good luck in the arm warmer drawing!
Thanks!
Karen
Kreationality

January 2016

IMG_9812Happy New Year to everyone!!  We are officially into Winter now with all this snow!
Thank you to all of the Kreationality supporters, friends, family and clients!  It was a successful 2015 Fall/Winter show run.  I appreciate every one of you that stopped by to chat, and look at my work.
I am very busy working on new pieces, and trying very hard to get better at posting new pieces on Facebook, and then also getting them on Etsy for sale, and include  
measurements, and pictures for you.  I recently sold a piece to a gal in Pennsylvania, and that makes me so happy that I reached that person, and makes the marketing work 
worthwhile.  It’s not my area of expertise, but I do what I can with help from several other kind folks!!
I am starting to fill out my 2016 applications for the shows I have been doing, and also looking at new show venues.  Hoping to get in to Yuletide in the Country in Hamburg, NY.
So stay tuned for new pieces on the Facebook page, and for purchases check out my 
Etsy store.  Let me know if you need arm warmers.  You can send me a private message, and I will send pics of several to choose from.
Also, don’t forget there is an arm warmer drawing on February 1st!  I will give a pair away
on Facebook, and also a winner will be randomly picked from the Kreationality mailing 
list.  Sign up here.
Thank you so much for all the support!
Karen