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.


Wet felting … introducing essence of abstraction.

August 7, 2017


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.



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!


Wet felting

July 28, 2017

created by the process of wet felting, and further embellished with silk and stitch, this hand made brooch is now owned by a woman here, who adores nature & the local rolling hills landscape..


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.


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.