Want to learn more about the techniques and creative process to make felt pictures? Then join me on Saturday 26th January at Blue Moon Framing and Gallery in Heswall. No previous experience is necessary and all equipment and materials are provided.
Follow the link above to get details of my new bag workshop which will take place in Blue Moon Framing and Gallery, Heswall on 29th September from 10 till 4.
The class costs £35. Bring your own materials or buy a project bag for £10.
Places will be limited to 6 so don’t miss out.
These two pictures were selected for the Williamson Open Exhibition and can be seen in the Williamson Gallery, Slatey Road, Birkenhead till 6th May. More pictures from this new series can be seen on my Clatterbridge Landscapes page.
Following a bag making session earlier this year at Frodsham, the bags we made have been donated to palliative care patients to use for syringe drivers. This allows the patient to move freely without worrying about their syringe driver which has to be kept upright and attached at all times.
There is less than 2 weeks to go till this year’s Wirral Open Studio tour. Here is a sneak preview and there are more items in the picture gallery
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Beautiful Days Festival in Escot Park, Devon starts in two weeks so it was time to think about the Sunday theme.
This year it is “stars” and I found a pattern for a star-shaped beret in Chad Alice Hogan’s book Fabulous Felt Hats.
The prefelt hearts were cut freehand to give a more jumbled look. I used Corridale for the outer layer to help the hat hold it’s shape well. On the inside I used Merino to make it more comfortable to wear.
Here is the result:
On a recent trip to Sorrento I did a few charcoal sketches of the view from our balcony.
I find that sketching in monochrome helps me to concentrate of the composition rather than the colour.
When I create a felt picture using these images, it is easier to take into account the emotional and visual impact of alternate colour schemes.
And here is a wall hanging inspired by the colours and textures of Sorrento. It is made from Merino wool, wool roving, Indian cotton lawn fabric, silk fabric, Indian printed polyester fabric. For contrast, I defined the hill by needle felting pieces of cut wool prefelt made from Blue faced Leicester wool.
As there was a lot of interest in joining me to make felt together, I am currently searching for a suitable venue and will be offering an introduction to feltmaking class later in the year.
Several people were interested in the Friday Felters group that meets every third Friday in Frodsham Community centre, Fluin Lane. The group welcomes new members, please contact Beryl if you would like to join in, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the International Feltmakers Association visit www.feltmakers.com
To purchase wool and more online try the following suppliers