Art Fair at Cary's St. Paul's Episcopal This Saturday

The Holiday Art & Craft Fair at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cary, NC will be my last show of 2016! In addition to unique gifts, there will be live music from the Bells of St. Paul's bellringers and strolling carolers, homemade baked goodies and food trucks. Proceeds of raffles, bake and book sales go to various outreach ministries.  Show hours  are:

Saturday, November 12th, 10 – 4
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
221 Union Street, Cary, NC 27511

As I sit down to write this post, I realize with a shock that I've not done any work in my studio since the Atalaya Festival at the end of September!  October brought Hurricane Matthew, a visit from my family evacuating Charleston SC only to have Matthew follow them to Cary, and  training for and working early voting. Felting and painting had to take a back seat!

Nuno felted silk chiffon shawl | Deborah Younglao
Nuno felted silk chiffon shawl | Deborah Younglao

This funky statement piece is one of my previous nuno felted shawls... I'm happy to say that it was sold at Atalaya :-)

This large shawl features merino wool fiber, silk fiber, silk fabric, nylon yarn and my own hand spun silk yarn, felted onto a base of silk gauze. I started with all white materials and painted the finished shawl with blue and grey dyes after felting. If you know my work, you know that I love dangly things - and there's no shortage of fabric, wool and yarn dreads hanging off this piece!

Here's a closeup of some of the fun textures in this shawl, caused by uneven shrinkage of the fibers and fabrics during the felting process ~ 

Some of the other scarves and shawls I'll have at the show ~


Hope to see you at St. Paul's this Saturday- come support your local artists and outreach ministries!