Our land & sea

August 18, 2017

More wet felting from my hands was inspired by a few days by the sea.


Wet felting

August 13, 2017

Made this felted piece just a few weeks ago using cotton background to anchor merino fleece,silk, & yarns.  Now framed and hanging around, looking for a special home to go to.

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Wet felting … introducing essence of abstraction.

August 7, 2017

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Here I show 3 stages of felting a piece using merino wool, silk fabric pieces, &  cotton muslin.  A white prefelt backing was added during the felting when I realised additional thickness was needed.

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Next step?  Is to add stitch to create textural interest.


Getting ready!

July 31, 2017

IMG_2272Getting ready for a Dungog by Design exhibition later this year, I played around with this piece of wood.  Silk and beads embellishments created this, hopefully it will put smiles on cat loving faces!

 


Approaching felt

July 28, 2017

Delving more & more into the tactile experience of creating felted pieces I travelled to Bendigo.  To see a Bendigo’s wool & sheep show, which is a major annual event.  It was all huge with sheep & wool judging, dog handling of sheep being displayed, and a wonderful retail area for anything wool.

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My purchase of an Ashford blending board is out of its box onto my work table.  Thanks to Ashford NZ website their instructions are helping with technique.  This is just a beginning.

 


Working with felt

June 29, 2017

Merino fleece, yarns, fabric snippets were wet felted.  Hand stitching was then added to define the imagery, and complete this pint-sized wall hanging.  Yet to be framed ready for hanging.  I welcome your comments about what you see in my piece.

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dyeing silk

June 18, 2017

Winter in Dungog makes for a cold place to work in my wet studio.  However combining a resist and dye in a playful painterly way, these colourful pieces evolved.