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I have some presents for you, the people

Posted by moxie under Events, News



When you write a craft book, you actually make all of those projects. If you’re me, your book had over 35 projects in it and when the book has done-been-written, you put all the projects in a nice box and put them on the shelf for a long time. Then, if you’re still me, you fret about what to do with all of them for even longer after that.

Today, I decided that I want YOU to have them. For real.

So, I have 19 felted goodies to give away, free gratis. Some big, some small, some sculptures, some jewelry, some toys, all of them made for “I Felt Awesome” by my two little hands.

How to get your hands on them:

Enter your name to win by leaving a comment below – tell me about your favorite needle felted creation, whether you made it yourself or saw it in a gallery or even online. If you’ve seen or read the book, tell me your favorite project… if you get picked, it’s possible you’ll get to have that very thing as your prize (no promises, but it’s possible).

I’ll draw 19 random winners on Monday, May 6th at 11am PST. (Sorry, but due to the cost of postage, I’ve got to limit this to folks in the US.) One entry per person, ok?

Ready? GO!

UPDATE: 11am PST –  Comments are now closed. Calculating winners now, more info soon! Thanks everyone.

UPDATE 2: 11:21am PST – Random numbers have been generated! Everybody sit tight, I’ll be in touch.

24 10 2 11 14 9 20 8 18 6 12 27 3 21 23 1 5 29 19




Moxie + Exploratorium = Awesome

Posted by moxie under Events

I grew up in the Bay Area, and have loved the Exploratorium since I was a little kid. I still think of it as one of my all-time happy-places. So when they asked me to come and play with them in The Tinkering Studio, it was like getting a call from my childhood hero and the answer was, of course, YES!

I’ll be doing hands-on, drop-in felting demos throughout the day on March 15 & 16 (hours TBA). The main event is Saturday, March 17th:

A collaboration between the ExploratoriumMAKE Magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, Open MAKE is a monthly program highlighting the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers. Visitors are invited to participate in tinkering and making activities inside the Tinkering Studio, where Makers from around the Bay Area will share their work. In addition, Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of MAKE Magazine, will interview Featured Makers in the McBean Theater.

This month’s theme will be tools. Four Featured Makers will be interviewed in the McBean Theater between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., talking about their work and process, and taking questions from the audience.”

I’ll be one of the featured makers and I hope you’ll come out and play!


California! I am gonna be in you!

Posted by moxie under Events

I’m teaching my FIRST EVER needle felting class in Marin, the county in which I was raised. Please come play with me!?

Learn Needle Felting with Moxie!

Saturday, Sept 24, 1–4 pm

Dharma Trading Co.
1604 4th St, San Rafael, CA
$42 fee + materials fee payable to instructor (approx $8)

Class size is limited, enroll today: To register, call Dharma Trading Co. at 415-456-1211

More info available here.


NYC – Art show & workshop

Posted by moxie under Events

Opening March 3rd: A Needle Felting Extravaganza!

March 3 – April 1, 2011

Icons & Totems & Pieces of the Past by Moxie

The Unnatural History Museum by Hine Mizushima

Strangeland by Kit Lane

Fractured Fairy Tales by Yoko Nomura

Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 7-9 pm

RSVP to info@galleryhanahou.com

Beginning March 3rd, gallery hanahou will host a group show of needle-felting works by four artists who are shaping the medium in significant ways: Moxie, Hine Mizushima, Kit Lane, and Yoko Nomura.

Using wool and basic tools, these artists have created worlds and creatures that defy conventional ideas about the craft. The exhibition will be comprised of four mini solo shows that express each artist’s personal sense of humor, wonder, or adventure through soft sculpture.

WORKSHOP: Learn needle felting with 3D basics

In conjunction with the show, Moxie, artist and author of the book “I Felt Awesome,” will lead a beginners’ workshop in needle felting.

Date/ Time : Saturday March 5, 1 – 4 pm

Price: $40

To Signup: email shop@galleryhanahou.com or call (646) 486-6586 (Space is limited!)


Portland – Book signing & Demo

Posted by moxie under Events

Come play with me, Portland! The unendingly awesome Powell’s is having me in for some fun times. I’ll be doing some felting for you, and I’m bringing some of the projects from the book for you to see all up close and personal!

If it’s what you’re into, I’ll totally sign a copy of my book for you. Actually, why should we limit ourselves?! I will sign a copy of ANYBODY’S book for you. How ’bout that!? How could you not be there?

This event is cosponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Sunday, January 23rd @ 2pm
Powell’s City of Books on Burnside
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97209 USA


One show down, one show to go

Posted by moxie under Events

Having failed to post about the now-over-but-completely-amazing Urban Craft Uprising 6th Winter show, here are some great recaps: Leah Pellegrini did a nice write up with photos and a little video. And, the incomparable Rosalie Gale (of Ugly Baby Shower Art, Unanimous Craft, and bARTer Sauce fame) wrote a great UCU post including some unbelievably kind words for yours truly.

photo by Crystalyn Kae (she of the drool-worthy, wildly-coveted handbags)

The show was a huge success with almost 10,000 shoppers in attendance. One fangirl highlight for me was when Kurt B. Reighley told me he liked my show playlist. (No, really… DJ El Toro said he liked my music selection, ok!? OK.) Kurt was knitting and, frankly, cuddly-looking, and signing his latest book United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement.

I also joined the adoring hoardes who got to meet Anna Hrachovec and Twinkie Chan!

Next, I’m headed to Portland for Crafty Wonderland to booth it up with my UCU ladies Kristen Rask and Lindsey Ross. I’ll have a few kits and plenty of books so come find me at the Urban Craft Uprising booth and give us some love.


Seattle: Art Show Opening

Posted by moxie under Events, News

I’ve created a series of new pieces for my very first solo show and they’re almost ready to see you. Please join me this Friday to celebrate their debut.

Opening Reception
Friday, November 12
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Schmancy Gallery
1932 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA

(Remaining pieces will be for sale online shortly after the opening weekend.)


Plush You! 2010

Posted by moxie under Events, News

Plush You! opens for the sixth year at Schmancy, Nancy and Fancy in downtown Seattle.

The annual exhibit features over 100 plush artists from around the globe. Opening reception is this Friday, October 8th 2010 from 5PM to 9PM and the show runs ’till November 11th.

If you come out for the opening, I’ll be the way elbowing you out of the way to purchase my favorite pieces. Be warned and bring money!