There were some wonderful designs taking shape as areas were enhanced with stitch…..
Weve just finished day one of a two-day Nuno Felting Workshop at Simply Stitch, East Keswick and what a productive day we’ve had! 10 ladies are taking part and today they experimented with different lightweight fabrics, combining them with Merino fibres to produce beautiful new Nuno fabrics.
And a few close-ups showing the wonderful textures achieved….
Tomorrow we will be using apertures to identify areas to be embellished using hand and/or machine stitching.
Looking forward to taking part in the Arts and Craft event this Sunday at the Walled Garden Baumber where I will be exhibiting some of my textile art and felting projects.
It’s been all go at the Sam Scorer Gallery in Drury Lane, Lincoln today. I am one of a group of 21 ex Lincoln College of Art students and tutors who have got together for the first time in over forty years as part of the LCA Reunion to exhibit our current work. The space is looking terrific with a wide range of work on display including fine art, textiles, ceramics, printing, sculpture, jewellery, mixed Media and photography. The free to enter exhibition opened with a launch party this evening and will run daily from 10am – 4pm until 3rd June.
These are just a few of the photographs taken during the setting up and the launch party…….
A selection of Tyvek brooches I’m working on for the Baumber Walled Garden Arts & Craft Event on 27th May.
Today’s students were Jenny, Felicia and Anne, three friends from the Derby area who travelled up for the day to make Merino and Silk Collars.
As you can see from the photos of their finished work the ladies did a wonderful job and achieved some fabulous textures. They even got done in time for a quick Tyvek demonstration and each made a Tyvek brooch.
It was a pleasure working with you ladies. I hope you all enjoy wearing your new creations and go on to make lots more!
As promised photos from day two of the Yellow Poppies workshop in Hemmingby…..
Ellie and Brenda still have work in progress so I will add photos of their finished work as and when I get them.
Many thanks to Ellie for inviting me over to Hemmingby and to all the ladies who took part. It’s probably too late to tell you now the workshops over but, as you may have already realised, felting is very addictive and can seriously improve your health….you’ve been warned!
Today was day one of the Yellow Poppies Workshop at Hemmingby Village Hall attended by nine enthusiastic ladies all keen to learn a new skill.
The morning was spent Wet Felting the backgrounds using three shades of Bergschaf wool. Once this was done the work was spun and put aside to dry while we had lunch.
This afternoon Lou and Jani chose to make additional pieces of felt to cut up to use as 3D flowers while the others got straight on with Needle Felting their flowers directly onto the background.
Tomorrow the ladies will continue embellishing their work with Needle Felting, couching, hand stitch and free machine embroidery.
Last Saturday I travelled back up to one of my favourite workshop venues, the Simply Stitch studio in East Keswick. It was for the first of a new class I’ve put together which I’m calling my Forest Floor Workshop.
12 ladies took part in the two day workshop exploring the use of heat manipulative materials including Tyvek fabric, Tyvek paper, Lutradur and polyester fabrics which we painted, stitched, cut and distressed using heat tools and soldering irons. For the majority it would be the first time they have worked with any of these materials and tools.
Our theme for the weekend was the forest floor and it was great to see that some of the ladies, like Juliet and Julie, had been out foraging for inspiration!
The samples that were created included a variety of leaves, bark, twigs, lichen, etc…..anything you might see on a walk through the woods, and a few things you might never see too!!
Carolyn arrived with her hand heavily bandaged and the intention of just watching the others. That idea lasted all of a few minutes and she turned out to be one of the most prolific sample makers of the group!
Janet and Jackie were looking very proud of their hessian and Lutradur “twigs” and rightly so!!
The ladies threw themselves whole heartedly into experimenting with the various materials and created some wonderful pieces of work with fabulous textures.
Once again a big thank you to Nicola for being such a great host and to all of the ladies who took part. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you again when I return to East Keswick in June.
I had intended to make some Tyvek bark today but decided to do painted Mulberry bark instead. The Tyvek will have wait until later. The first piece is lined with paper and left to dry so that it’s “rounded”.
This is what will be used as the base for my Winter sample when I get around to pulling it all together.
Finally a layered piece with Tyvek lichen…..
These will all be given Forest Floor backgrounds and have stitching added before being mounted onto board or canvas so will post updates as and when they’re finished.