I adapted a knitting pattern for a Snowy Owl to hand felt a cushion for my niece's toddler son and relatively new daughter.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
To complete the year, a group of us contributed to the completion of the logo, in hand felted merino wool, which can be used as a rug or hang on the wall.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This one was bundled with dried Eucalyptus cinerea leaves wrapped around an iron rod and simmered in a cast iron pot which both act as mordant and add the grey colour.
This scarf is of hand felted tissue silk with fine merino wool border and design features. It was bundled with dried skins and ends of the red onion to give colours ranging from pink through purple and orange. It was also simmered with iron acting as the mordant.
|Detail: Red Onion|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Leave a comment with your email address if you would like to know where these two new pieces will be available next week in Sydney.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Highly commended in the Best Use of Colour in a Scarf at the Melbourne Scarf Festival which opened last weekend at the Geelong Wool Museum.
To see the winners go to:
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Add to hand felted tissue silk and fine merino wool scarf.
And you get this.
Now available in Sydney along with a narrow, hand felted tissue silk and fine merino scarf, hand dyed with red onion skins.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Leaving a Trace - Blackwood created some interest at the opening of the Rapt in Felt Exhibition. There was some discussion of the texture created by the use of a mixture of silk and wool roving on a tissue silk backing, as well as the fine weight of the fabric.
This piece sold during the exhibition.
Thanks to Kelly, Leslie, Lisa and Sarah for traveling some distance to share in the excitement.
It was great to meet up with friends, Martine and Michelle, not seen for too long.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Oak and Walnut is a hand felted merino wool and tissue silk scarf which was first bundled and dyed with fallen oak leaves and later immersed in a dye bath of soaked black walnuts.
It will be available in the Bazaar at the Rapt in Felt Exhibition next weekend in Canberra.
This jacket, hand felted with merino wool, a selection of polyester fabrics and crochet cotton squares, will be shown in the Fashion Parades at the Rapt in Felt Exhibition on Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th May at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra.
Individual pieces of felted fabric were pieced together to create the garment in a workshop with Kitty Chung O'Kane from Melbourne.
It was a pleasure to see neighbours, Gail, Maggie and Sandra who came to view the exhibition and fashion parade on Sunday.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Pollen Grains is a medium-sized hat, hand felted in a design of pollen grains of the Monterey Pine, with air sacs to assist wind dispersal for propogation. It is a combination of fine and coarse merino wool.
It will be on display at "Metamorphosis", the annual members' exhibition of the Canberra Region Feltmakers at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain, ACT.
Julie Ryder, Textile Artist and Designer, will open the exhibition at 7pm on Wednesday 23rd May which will be open from Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th from 10am to 4pm daily. The Bazaar will also be open at these times.
Fashion Parades of members' work will be held at 12.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Feltmaking With Lis Mertens
Working with a resist.
A resist is used in felt making to create a seamless 3D object such as a hat (or snood!), a bag or a water/wine bottle cover.
Learn how to make your choice of one of the above in this workshop.
For information regarding the workshop, leave a comment with your contact details.
This workshop is full.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Detail of wrap/large scarf.
As well as the large scarf/ wrap, you'll find a hat and unisex scarf in shades of green in which to wrap yourself against the cooler weather.
the 'wood Photographic Studio and Gallery