Saturday, January 23, 2010

West Macdonnell Range

Entered in the Royal Canberra Show in the catergories, Hand felted original item for the head and Hand felted original item for the body, are these matching hat and fingerless gloves in the West Macdonnell Ranges range.

The hat is hand felted merino wool and a merino wool/mohair combination, with silk chiffon design.

The fingerless gloves are hand felted in the same merino wool and a merino wool/mohair combination. In addition to the silk design they are lined with black silk chiffon.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Summer holiday workshop

These nuno scarves were created at our workshop today.

Some of our participants were first time felters, others have some experience of the felting process. All produced an excellent example of nuno felt, using either silk, cotton voile or polyester fabric.

Nuno felt is the term used to describe the process of hand felting merino wool ( or alpaca, as was the case today) and fabric to achieve a unique new textile.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hand felted original item for the home

My entry in this category at the Royal Canberra Show and Crafts Expo, is "White gums", a lapquilt or wallhanging which is hand felted in merino wool and yarn. This piece is finished with hand stitching. It measures 120 x 72 cms.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Royal Canberra Show & Crafts Expo, 2010

Entered in the category, "Hand felted original item in recycled material" is "80's Revival" - a hand felted wrap using a recycled Indian cotton voile sarong designed by Susan Howard for Amnesty International, and merino wool.

For the Special Challenge - Australiana: any article of Felting depicting our Australian Flora and/or fauna, I have entered "Volutidae : Paramoria guntheri, distribution Southern Australia, merino, mohair and silk chiffon hand felted kerchief (44 x 44cms).

Friday, January 1, 2010

Heading east

This snug little hat in black merino wool with kimono silk embellishment and hand stitching, is heading to New York to become part of the Uniform Project.
For more information about the Project, which raises funds to educate kids in India, follow the link.
Sheena teams found and donated pieces with her lbd to create a new look each day for a year.
Thanks to Sophie for putting me onto this blog.