Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Karen Thurman Interview & Giveaway

Karen Thurman is a Portland based artist who works in felts. She uses the traditional wet felting process to create gorgeous scarves, sweaters and housewares. Be sure to stop by her booth to see her unique wares! Karen is offering up this wonderful felt ornament as a giveaway! Please submit a comment by Midnight tomorrow night to be entered to win!

karen3

UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
Karen Thurman:
I have a dog and two cats. My dog's name is bee and she is one year old. She is the sweetest dog in the whole wide world. She is a rescue dog and we were told that she is a german shepherd and pointer mix. She has german shepherd coloring and she does point.

One of my cat's name is Esme and she is almost 21 years old and black. I have had her forever and she is amazing. My other cat is Franny. I found her in a wheel well in Oakland when she was a teeny tiny kitten. She is very nice but she has some issues.

UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
KT:
I have some new felt Christmas tree ornaments. I make a felt ball and needle felt designs on them.

UCU: If you could sum up your work in one word, what would that be?
KT:
Polkadotaliscious

karen1

UCU: Favorite handmade item you have? It could be made by you, gifted to you or something you picked up.
KT:
Drawings from my friend, Patrick.

karen2

21 comments:

  1. I love the use of color on this one!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Polkadotalicious should so be a word in the dictionary. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great use of colors in the pillow shown in the bottom picture.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your work is very unique. I can see you truely love it and put a lot of heart into it. I wish you much success this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Felting to so much fun! Love your pillows!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow I love the ornament in the first pic so full of whimsy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. that would look pretty on my tree

    ReplyDelete
  8. <3 the colors you use in your felting! Loverly stuff :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. The first pillow posted makes me swoon. You are great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love felting! Im no where near as good at it as your stuff though!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just saw your felted work. The ornaments are great, though I am afraid my cat would have much too much fun with it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. These pillows are awesome! I like how you used the patterns! Love them!

    ReplyDelete