Thursday, December 18, 2008
As part of end-of-year activities at her local school, Lis Mertens ran a workshop for a group of Year 6 students. After a demonstration of the basics of feltmaking, the students made a sample of felt. They then chose to use their sample to cut and sew a mobile phone holder, to make a bracelet or to make another piece of felt in another design. The students were busy all day and very motivated and engaged in their chosen project. See for yourself their designs and wonderful colour combinations.
With desert scarves and wraps selling fast in time for Christmas, Lis has added "Inari" to the Summer Exhibition at Studio Altenburg, Wallace Street, Braidwood, NSW.
"Inari" was inspired by a visit to the famous Fox Temple in Kyoto, Japan, and depicts the tunnel formed by the vermillion tori ( or gates) leading into the temple. It is a wrap of handfelted merino wool on a double layer of silk and fine wool.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
An exhibition of Felt Objects created by members of Canberra Region Feltmakers opens at the Picture House Gallery, Gunning, NSW, on the 27th December, 2008. Lis Mertens has entered an evening clutch of merino wool hand felted with hand painted silk fabric by Alison Alder.
There will be a closing at a time and date to be announced.
"After the storm" is a hand dyed silk chiffon and merino wool hand felted scarf.
Due to popular demand it has been added to the desert pieces available at Studio Altenburg in Braidwood, along with "Paddy Melons", a hand dyed silk chiffon and merino wool hand felted evening wrap. Both pieces are suitable to wear on cool summer evenings.