Our land & sea

August 18, 2017

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

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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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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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It’s snowing on our nearby Barrington mountains.

July 13, 2016

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July winter weather hasn’t encouraged the activity involving water and rolling to create felt.  But these two small pieces have emerged from beneath my wet hands.

These show you a glimpse of my creative abstraction to the theme of landscapes.

Next step……. incorporate hand stitch for extra texture and stronger visual interest.

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Felt good!

April 8, 2016

Feeling good about the test samples I have hand  felted, it felt right to start a large wall hanging.  Here’s a sneak peak of some of my work before wet-felting and fulling took place.

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Set-up to make the right table height was imperative to avoid neglecting my body.  Laying out five layers of rovings took its toll and I felt the strain on my legs from hours and hours of standing.

Here’s a pic of of my foundation work for this piece.

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It was then topped with coloured wool and silk rovings and yarns to loosely create a landscape image,  based on Dungog’s hills and nature.  The clocked ticked away!

It has been fully wet-felted and is now resting (me too) and drying out so that the next stage ….. stitching, can then be worked.


Time with Felt & Stitch

February 24, 2016

Having been asked to create a handmade wall piece to hang  in  a local farmhouse, my recent time has gone into wet felting and then stitching to create texture and visual interest in this piece.

The request was to portray a feeling of country landscape, using a contemporary approach.

This photo gives you a glimpse of my work in progress, before completion.

I welcome your comments.

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