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Teaching: Felting for students

I had a HUGE day yesterday.  I was engaged to teach 41 year 9, 10 and 11 girls how to felt.  I’ve done it twice before and know how enthusiastic (and boisterous) the girls are.  I love doing it because … Continue reading

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Fabulous Felting Workshop

Last week I was delighted to participate in a textile art retreat with 38 young ladies from years 9, 10 and 11, and 4 of their teachers.  The girls had spent a day at the Canberra show where they had … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 6: The Final Piece

Synthesis. [sin-thuh-sis] noun, plural syn·the·ses [sin-thuh-seez] the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis, ) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements. … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 6: Part 2

Adding Components Having practiced extensively on different thicknesses of fabric and adjusting the tension, circle size, density and threads accordingly, I started with the flower foot attachment on the sewing machine. Delighted by the results but devastated that the foot … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 6: Part 1

Planning and making the main body of my project. I’ve chosen this drawing from Stage 3 as my initial rough template and rotated it by 180° as the weight of the piece feels more balanced in this format. I’ve tackled … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Building the surface

Manipulating Fibre & Yarn Here I’m creating samples for the textural surface of my hanging by using wool fibre, pre-purchased yarns and some of my dyed lightweight silks. Above: Loosely knitted wool trapped between wool fibre.  Aim – to see … Continue reading

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Fissure – Finally framed.

Fissure by Claire Brach, 28 x 35cm (framed).

Nuno felting, dimensional stitch and beadwork.

FissureFissure close up Close up of focal area.

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