Saturday, 10 May 2008

Felt Sketchbooks Burton Manor 3rd/4th May 2008

Felt Sketch Books
This workshop was run for the first time at Burton Manor 3rd 4thMay 2008.
This is the blurb which describes the workshop and the photos show some of the resulting work.
"During the workshop students will experiment with a wide variety of different feltmaking techniques to create complex and patterned surfaces in felt with layers of colour and texture, using naturally dyed wool and silk fibres, silk and cotton fabrics and linen and silk threads. These sheets of fine felt will then be stitched into a book. This workshop will be ideal for those wanting to learn felt making as well as those wanting to extend their knowledge of this versatile craft."

Packs for the weekend - I made 14 so there were plenty for the 8 students to choose form.
Students at workUsing part felts and layers of fibres to create
textured and multicoloured effects.
Translating a free form painting using Natural Dye Inks into felt
Detail needle felted into place.
Happy students at the end of two days hard work
Stitching into the surface

1 comment:

  1. These look beautiful!! I can't wait to read more of your blog. I so enjoy plant dyeing myself.