Sunday, October 7, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Workshops taking place in the Scenic Rim area of the Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD, Australia. Or feel free to fly me anywhere. I'll bring the supplies and know-how.
If you do not see a workshop date and time to suit you, please contact me to set up a custom date and time that does!
One-on-one workshops are great, as are mother-daughter days, etc.
A felting party is a great day out on this beautiful mountain, bring a couple of friends and if you're inclined, a bottle of wine, I have the rest!
All fine quality supplies and light refreshments included in prices.
Felt Hats. Intermediate class.We will each make a unique, comforting and durable wool hat in various styles to suit a range of different heads and personalities. Get as creative as you wish, or make a solid classic such as a bowler or cloche. We will use a resist and hat blocks to sculpt. The hat you make does not need to be for yourself.**Just in time for wearing to your Melbourne cup function!**
Saturday 3rd November
Resist Felting, Making a Bag/Vessel. Intermediate class.
You don't have to have felted before to master this technique so do not be perturbed by 'intermediate', this is just a more physically intensive process than a beginner class.
We will make a piece of 3d felt using the resist method, which can be sculpted into various bag or vessel styles.
Saturday 17th November
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Experimental felt projects using copious and thus incredibly satisfying amounts of exotic fibres to create intriguing surface texture have been consuming in that almost wanton way.
A bit like preparing something very involved and decadent in the kitchen, that you'll savor alone, or have a serving of in secret.
Raw silk, banana and bamboo starred, with a smattering of various old world long wool locks, raw linen (flax), wool and silk scrap, and of course the trusty merino.
What resulted is somewhat of a textural playground.
The pink on the left is Zara the Gypsy snake fortune teller from back in January's sister, Zelda. She's a bit more bling and a little less bite than her s-s-s-sibling.
The right hand side is an extreme close-up of the delicious raw silk tendrils poured over the rich chocolate merino base of a felted infinity scarf. A seamless band, which has no beginning and no end.
Crafted from only two pure ingredients - fine Australian Merino wool and cleaned and spun raw silk. Felted in the cobweb technique, so that there are deliberate windows throughout for light to penetrate and be reflected by the silk.
A versatile accessory, can be worn in myriad ways.
Until such time comes when I am ready to fix or replace my actual camera, these phone pictures will have to suffice.
Head over to our Facebook page if you want to see the rest of these...xo
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The results are nothing less than spectacular. They're raw edged but penetrating. Hip and make-do and illuminating.
Shot by the fabulous Manda, of kWeRK accompanied by her trusty and handsome hound, Oscar. I'll be releasing these pictures in different ways over the next little while. Some will appear on our Etsy displaying their modeled items for sale. Others will be used in workshop advertising, and hopefully some will make their way into other publications down the line.
The gorgeous model is Beatrice, who played the part swimmingly. A girl living a different time. She wears the quizzical one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces effortlessly. Bravo, to those helping bring these creations to life, we love you long time. x
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
I have scheduled a whole frenzy of fabulous felt workshops in the coming weeks and months. There are a couple of spots left in each.
First up is Nuno felting next Saturday the 10th March. This class is perfect for beginners and experienced felters alike. We will be playing with the many varied textures available in a gorgeous array of colours. Silks, cottons, bamboo, flax, ramie, man made metallic threads and of course all the magnificent animal fibres. Alpaca, merino, llama, mohair, cashmere, raw and hand dyed curly locks, etc.
Create a completely unique scarf, one-of-a-kind wrap skirt, ethereal shawl, light bending window drape, piece of fibre art using a sheer, natural backdrop of fine cotton muslin, tissue silk, or other airy fabric.
$60 and runs from 9am-2pm
If you'd like to sign up for this class please contact me at 0403 493 111
Our studio is in the central North Tamborine area, right on Main. Park next door to Subway and we are the green and pink house set down the back of where you parked. The Tamborine Times offices where here once upon a time. After that it was the pharmacy. The whole house used to actually be facing a different direction but at some point they picked it up and spun it 90 degrees and slapped a little brick addition to the front that used to be a side. Way back when in the beginning of what was this mountain, it was avocado land, and was run as a plantation by possibly a Taylor family but I am sketchy about those details. Word of mouth, y'see. I also conduct micro-mini history lessons thankyouverymuch.
Nuno is a relatively low impact felting technique and is not nearly as much of a workout as felting some scrumptious slippers, say.
So come along, you'll be inspired!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
We have been enjoying a short break from the usually tight dawn to dusk schedule and been kicking back with our children while they're on summer vacation. Long days at the beach, afternoon kite flying from the lookout, crafting croquet runs, chicken day spas and mosaic rag butterflys.
We started felting a creature skin rug, a wild and woolly beast.
A couple more days of maltreatment and it'll be perfect for rolling around on naked in front of an open fire somewhere high in the alps.