Thursday, September 27, 2012

Felting follow up

Well the felting class with 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

Felting workshop with Renata Kraus

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!
Photo via Renata Kraus
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. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red Dress

During January I got busy making a red dress for Miss Emily to wear to a party. Although she's a young thing and this dress is sleeveless  - it's amazing to me how difficult it is to find a dress that is not thigh high and sleeveless. So much poorly made crapola in the stores and fabric that just turns to dishrags as soon as it's been through the wash.

Anyway - she looked great and all her friends admired her dress. What more can you ask for?