Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cherry Blossom, 2010.

The Challenge, 2010.

This year the Challenge is to interpret a photograph in felt. Photos were available at earlier meetings in sealed envelopes.
Interpretations can be in 2 or 3D, but should be small enough to fit in a shoe box.
Entries will be displayed at the AGM/Christmas meeting in November, and the winner will be determined by a special guest mystery judge.
The winner will have the honour of holding the "Ashes" for the next year. The "Ashes are the remains of the CRF's rainbow tepee which was destroyed in the 2003 Canberra bushfires.

My first attempt:

My second attempt:

While our annual challenge is designed to stretch and challenge our feltmaking ideas and skills, it is also meant to be a bit of fun, which a hand felted rock doorstop certainly is.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pademelon - " Moonlight"


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Workshop: creating with prefelt.

I will be running a school holiday workshop on Thursday, 7th October at the Central School in Braidwood.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore some of the many and varied ways in which prefelt can be used to create a finished piece of felt.

Numbers are limited and places are filling fast, so leave a comment for further information and to book your place.

Some examples of pieces created with prefelt.

"Scribbly Gum" hat, hand felted, merino wool with hand and machine made prefelts and hand spun yarn.

"Scribbly Gum" merino wool scarf, hand felted with machine made prefelt.

"Autumn Leaves" wrap, leaves were pre-cut from machine made merino wool prefelt and hand felted onto silk chiffon.

Scarf with hand made merino wool prefelt, hand felted onto silk chiffon with silk embellishment.