Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sydney Royal

This year, I've been encouraged to enter the Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts competition. So - here goes!

This wall hanging, entitled White Gums, and hand felted in merino wool and yarn, is entered in class 164.

Photo by Kim Hopper

First Prize!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lattice samples

This one is made with strips of Felbi prefelt in a variety of colours, laid out on white tissue silk.

To hand felt this scarf, I used Rachel Meek's variegated dyed wool.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New work available in Sydney.

Hand dyed cotton muslin scarf, solar dyed with Eucalyptus cinerea leaves in a cast iron pot. Hand stitched.

Hand dyed cotton muslin shrug, bundled with red onion skins and boiled in a stainless steel pot containing a small copper pot, hence the green colouring. Hand stitched.

Hand dyed large scarf or stole using cotton muslin bundled with Prunus leaves and twigs. Machine stitched.

Leave a comment with a contact email address if you would like information re: Sydney outlet.

Student work

Variegated dyed merino on black tissue silk.

These scarves using cotton muslin and a variegated dyed merino in a different colour combination, showed individuality and imagination in their design. The one in the middle is that of a beginner and demonstrated methodical learning of the felt making process.

Participants were happy with their efforts and finished the day with a new lightweight scarf for the cooler days and nights of this inconsistent summer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lattice / Network workshop

This workshop is scheduled for Thursday,19th January in Braidwood.

Participants will experiment with laying out merino wool in a lattice pattern either using cotton voile or silk or not.

Latttice felt using indian cotton voile.

Photos by Liz Evans.

This workshop is full. Leave a comment with contact details if you wish to take part in a workshop in the future.