Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last of the darker side of felt

Well I think Maria Friese has to be my favourite her bowls were superb,very sculptural beautifully finished and a joy and to look at.She gets her inspiration from the cycles of nature as seen in seeds and flowers as in the books by Ernst Haeckel, well I have the books so I must get going

 This piece is huge

Work by members of the IFA

The darker side of felt

Marjolein Dallinga has long been an artist I admire and to see these pieces in the "flesh" was a treat.

These bowls are made by Gladys Paulus very delicate in fact they looked like porcelain it is felt hardened with rabbit glue.

 Needle felted pieces by Stephanie Metz had a beautiful finish to them.

The darker side of Felt

The darker side of felt is on at the Bilston craft gallery
 well worth a visit to see some great felting by international felt artists,the gallery is interesting too and staffed by some great people.The animal hats are made by Barbara Keal.

Thomas Horst is the maker of these theatrical gowns in vibrant colours.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Table runner and felted sculpture

I carried this heavy piece of driftwood  for ages back from the banks of the river Severn you can find some great pieces down thereI then felted 3 stones on the top and this ball and spikes below.

I made this table runner from a uTube video from Misourri quilts they are a great source of ideas for quilting,the object was too use up all your odd 2 1/2 inch strips great I thought I had plenty but when I got them out they were all different widths mostly too small.So I cut up  a piece of fabric I had dyed using the Kemshall method which gives you this fantastic colour range I am well pleased with it and even my husband approves

workshop with Jenny Pepper part one

A great workshop with Jenny Pepper making pods based on sea hares also called nudibanks I have seen these in Australia and they are beautiful colours and flowing lines.Below is some of Jenny,s work