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.


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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Felting matters.

January 27, 2017

Why does felting matter to me?  I find it is a wonderful tactile medium to express my love of Australia’s landscape.

Scorching January summer days spent in my home studio had my hands immersed in sumptuous softness of wool and silk fibres.  My attraction to our landscape was put to work – via a process that involves wool fleece, silk, water, soap & lots of friction.

Observing what is occurring to the fibres as they are being handled during rolling is necessary, whilst also being relaxing to the mind.  I am grateful for learning the skill of wet-felting from Newcastle’s felt master, Giselle Penn at a Timeless Textiles workshop.

Over the years my collection of merino fleece has grown. Since moving from city to country my “wool bank” has grown to include Corriedale, Blue Leicester, Alpaca, and other intriguing fibres.

Here is a glimpse of the beginnings of my felted wall art piece.  More work now being done to bring this piece to the finish line.  I’ll be back.

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