Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rainbow Birds

Scarf of hand felted merino wool and  Alpaca Ready-Spin, as well as highlight of Alpaca and mohair blend. ( 164 x 21 cms).





Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rainbow pre felt for Rainbow Birds

Merry Christmas

Hand felted merino wool with Finn wool trees and crochet snowflakes.

Fan Coral Scarf

Hand felted merino wool on a layer of fine tissue silk, overlaid with design in alpaca yarn and tissue silk selvedges.

For Jill...

Friday, December 6, 2013

BRAG "Off the Wall" Summer Exhibition

 BRAG  ‘Off the Wall’  Summer Exhibition
Opening Night & Christmas party
Thursday 12 Dec, from 6.30pm
Thurs 12 Dec - Mon 27 Jan, Weekends 10am-3pm
The Braidwood Regional Arts Group's first summer exhibition. ‘Off the Wall’ is an exhibition that will allow purchaser’s to take their artworks with them immediately, as Christmas gifts or souvenirs of their summer trip through Braidwood. A Christmas Gift Sales table will be available for BRAG members work priced under $100.

Details: or

Image: detail, South Coast, Jack Featherstone

My entries:

Geometry and Gesture #1

Geometry and Gesture #2

And Gesture

Christmas Party @ the Fire Shed

Donations for the raffle:

Hand felted silk and wool scarf hand dyed with E. cinerea leaves after dyeing in an immersion bath of brown onion skins, and

Hand felted silk and merino wool, "Cherry Blossom" scarf.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Learning about colour...

From this...

To the finished scarf.


Monday, November 11, 2013

A scarf to coordinate with Carla's Autumn colours

Began with tissue silk in ecru and a variegated dyed wool by Martien van Zuilen.

Finished scarf with machine stitched grid.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

One thing leads to another...

Used an acrylic paint applied with a foam roller, collages with shapes cut from rice paper as a starting point, added silk and wool from the stash, and...



Saturday, August 24, 2013

Some of this Winter's scarves...

Black tissue silk and merino wool.

Merino wool.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Going up the Hill.

Two fronts and the back of a vest in the process of being made for The Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards 2013.
Reflecting on the theme of "Aspects of Queanbeyan's Heritage", the handmade fabric refers to building features and the times at which these were added to the landscape.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Melbourne Scarf Festival - Judging Results 2013

5. Sustainable Practices
Lis Mertens - Winner for all the winners

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sydney Royal Easter Show display

As seen on Illawarra Feltmakers Blog...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts Show 2013

Class 165
Wearable felted garment such as coat or vest using any fibre: Exhibit: E. cinerea: hand felted and dyed shawl/wrap.
Third Prize

Class 164

Wearable felted garment such as coat or vest using any fibre. Exhibit: e. cinerea: hand felted and dyed shawl/wrap/
                                            Third Prize


Monday, March 18, 2013

Remember when...

The Blue Pole has been assembled using pieces of hand made felt in a variety of designs and colours from more than ten feltmakers.

The team of two which put it together decided to add some bogong moths to the overall layout.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Canberra Show, 2013.

The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show will be held from the 22nd to the 24th February, 2013 at Exhibition Park in Canberra, ACT, Australia.

This merino wool and silk vest is entered in the hand felted original item for the body, class in the Professional section of the Crafts Expo. It was begun in a workshop with Raewyn Penrose from New Zealand, and then finished with hand stitching, fitting and shaping.
Originally made in response to the current exhibition of works by Henri-Toulouse Lautrec showing at the National Gallery of Australia, this hand felted merino wool beret with detachable crochet wool rose brooch, will be entered in the Hand felted original item for the head, class.
To be on show in the class for Any other hand felted item, will be this hand woven and felted merino wool tote. It is machine stitched with leather handles and trims.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Blue Pole

To celebrate the Cenenary of Canberra, Canberra Region Feltmakers plans to construct an outdoor artwork to be on show at Strathnairn Gallery.
A number of groups have been formed to felt pieces in different colours to wrap poles which will then be placed together.

So far...

Right and wrong sides of my blue piece.