As a Hairdresser I find it easy to create something new, to start a haircut and finish it to mine, and the client’s satisfaction. That it the easy part because for several reasons;
- there is someone sitting in the chair who can talk – they can provide feedback or preference,
- has a type of hair,
- a particular shape of head and face,
- and my skills, experience and knowledge.
But as a felter the possibilities are huge as nobody is telling me what to do – there is no feedback or preference, no predetermined requirements. I can create any shape I like, use any colour, any kind of wool. When there are so many options inspiration is important.
For me I find inspiration all around me, for example when I’m walking the dogs along the river I pick up feathers, bring them home, and stack them in foam and just let them be in my studio. I still don’t know what I’m gonna do with it, but that doesn’t matter. I keep on looking at them.