Last night I took a leap of faith and launched a kickstarter project. Will it be successful??? I don’t know. What I do know is this is something that will help me to gain confidence in entering the world of fiber arts. I feel really weird about asking friends and family members to give me money to start up a project. I feel really weird about asking for money period, but I suppose if I want to get into business, I am going to have to start somewhere.
Anyway, I launched my kickstarter project. I would like to start a dye garden in my backyard. You can view this project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/320365780/dye-garden.
I did apply for the Jerome Fiber Arts Grant and won’t hear about the outcome until November 28th. I don’t really expect to be one of their finalists as I see myself more in the infancy stages of becoming a fiber artist rather then the next step above as an emerging fiber artists. I don’t feel like I even have the right foundation to call myself an artist.
So I would like to start at the basement. Start with the materials with which I plan to use in my work. Plus I think the chemistry behind dyeing yarn is incredibly interesting. I’ve probably said that before, but I am going to say it again!
If you have the time, check out my project. Give me some feedback. Anything would be greatly appreciated!!!!