Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New work for the New Year

With the next generation of my family at the stage of getting married and having babies, I've wanted, for a long time, to create a family heirloom, in the way that my mother crocheted a multi-coloured afghan square blanket for my son.

Using machine-made prefelts in merino wool, I've laid out a throw of geometric shapes and am very interested to see the interplay of colours when the overlapping blocks felt together.

A scarf of silk chiffon animal print, hand felted with merino wool for those cool Summer evenings (measures 175 x 16 cm). This one is a gift for J.J.

If you would like to order one, email me.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

And the winner is...

Photo by Jennie Curtis.

The entries for the Canberra Region Feltmakers Challenge for 2009 were judged by two colleagues from the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

The ashes of a previous group felting project in the form of a tepee which was burned in a fire, are contained in a glass urn inside the conical felted form at the front of the photo.

Lis was awarded the ashes for her fingerless gloves which the judges found "chic and practical".