Thursday, September 27, 2012
Renata Kraus was terrific. Day 1 we made the bag to pre-felt stage with serious work on the handles. Day 2 was all about the picture making which is the fun part in my opinion. It was tiring (as felt making is a very physical activity) but loads of fun. Renata is a great teacher and everyone was complimentary about her sharing of techniques and small tricks to get it all looking just right (not every tutor does you know!) Here are a number of pictures of bags in process. A lot of us chose to do the poppies as they are so appealing and that was my choice too. Wonderful fun and great results all round.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I am very excited to say that I am doing a wet felting workshop this weekend with Renata Kraus from Vilnius in Lithuania. I was aware of her work long before I knew about the workshop. My understanding is that she does not use prefelts or needlefelting and yet her image creation in the felt is amazing - like a painting!
I was so lucky to find out about the workshop which is being held at Virginia Farm - where I go each week to learn spinning. Apparently Renata is visiting friends in Australia and is also doing a workshop at Virginia Farm as well as the NSW Spinners & Weavers Guild. I know the class at Virginia Farm is full - but the Guild may still have places - why not check here if interested.
|Photo via Renata Kraus|
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Posted by Megan at 4:26 pm