Sunday, July 22, 2012

This week in felting...

This week has seen a much welcome break in my otherwise hindering millinery stint.
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

Art City

In March, part of us went to Melbourne to shoot the soft, whimsical wool made here at The Felting Pot against the gritty and real backdrop of the eclectic inner and outer city alley-ways, mind-blowing street art and within the resounding vibe of artistic creation this gorgeous Australian metro boasts.

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