Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy birthday, Cecile.

Lis made a hand felted nuno scarf in silk chiffon and merino wool, hand dyed by Pip Creasey, as a birthday present for long time friend, Cecile.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Next workshop in Bungendore

On Sunday 25 October we hold the next in our series of felting workshops with Lis Mertens. This course is a mixed bag with participants undertaking Nuno Scarf, handbag or various other projects that they would personally like to learn. For more information on this course, $80 for the day includes morning tea; however, participants need to supply their own lunch.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Sydney Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

The photo shows a sample of crochet coral models produced by the group, Hyperbolic - Bloom in Canberra, of which Lis was a contributor.
Workshops like this were held around the country and the final installation at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney incorporates almost a thousand models of coral, kelp, sea slugs and anemones in material ranging from wool to plastic bags and fibre-optic cables, produced by more than 300 people.
The installation weaves art and community craft together with environmental activism and marine biology and runs until August 30th.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On the town

Red yoryu silk chiffon and merino wool hand felted scarf.

Merino wool and vintage kimono silk with hand stitching.

These two new scarves are destined for display in Studio Altenburg to coincide with the latest exhibition, a retrospective of the work of Christoph Altenburg, silversmith and painter, who founded the gallery.

Exhibition opens this Friday, the 14th of August.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

for those cold mornings on a motor bike...

A double layer of merino wool, hand felted with a personal logo, as in this scarf made for my friend, Matt, should do the trick.

Check out Matt's blog at Machineshed. (see links)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Student nuno felt.

Italian polyester and merino wool.
Jungle - silk chiffon and merino wool.

Juniper - chiffon and merino wool.

Autumn Leaves - red yoryu silk chiffon with merino wool.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nuno Felt scarf workshop at School of Arts, Bungendore.

During the month of August all products made of felt will be reduced by 10% in the Kiku Arts Gallery shop. If you would prefer to learn how to make your own beautiful felt-wear then consider registering for the Nuno Felt Scarf Course for Sunday 9 August. The price of the course is $85 (less than the purchase price of one scarf in retail outlets) and includes course instruction and a two course light luncheon. Participants need to purchase any silk and wool tops from Lis Mertens, the instructor, but can bring any wool, silk and other materials they wish to use from their own supplies.

If you would like to take part in this workshop,

Contact: Wendy Shanley at Kiku Arts

10 Gibraltar St

Bungendore NSW 2621

P: 02 6238 1971

M: 0409 368 814

or leave a comment with your contact details.