Friday, April 27, 2012

Rapt in Felt Annual Exhibition and Bazaar, 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

Such an enjoyable day...

We made hats, bags, a water bottle holder, a headband and even a vest!
There were some great examples of clever use of design and colour.
Well done, everyone!

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.

Hand felted Mothers Day Bunting

School Holiday Workshop April 2012.

with Lis Mertens


Little Finch
Wallace Street, Braidwood.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Soon at the 'wood

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
Wallace Street,
Braidwood 2622

Sunday, April 1, 2012


The scarves below are destined for the Melbourne Scarf Festival, the theme of which, for 2012, is Journey.

The Festival will be held from 16th June to 2nd September at the National Wool Museum in Geelong.

Wedding Scarf
The design for this scarf references the borders of Gujarati wedding quilts which were pieced together from a wide variety of silk brocades as if for use as a sampler.
It is of hand felted merino wool on a background of tissue silk, overlayed with a strip of hand dyed bandhani (tied and dyed) sourced in Bhuj, Gujarat, India, as well as one of hand dyed tissue silk.

Gujarat by Rail
This scarf recalls a time spent travelling by rail in northern India. Long journeys with the locals offered an insight into family life and cultural differences, in particular the food, often shared, prepared for the trip.
It is hand felted using bandhani (tied and dyed) cotton fabric sourced in Mandvi, Gujarat, India, and merino wool.

Bodnath Stupa, Nepal.
Tibetan Buddhists flock to this pilgrimage site to circumambulate the famous landmark. They chant mantras counted on prayer beads, thereby gaining merit for a prosperous life.
The colour scheme is derived from blanket skirts worn by the women of one particular tribe encountered there.
The scarf is hand felted in merino wool and incorporates yarn spun from the ends of the sari loom and sourced in Kathmandu.