Monday, 25 February 2013

Fibrecraft Week 3.

I'm now on week 3 of my course and looking forward to class tomorrow. These posts are my visual diary.

We played at blending coloured Merino Fibres to create more variety.

It's so good to learn a new technique and I'm already starting to see some directions I would like to explore.

It's wonderful to work with 'resists' and create a small piece of work. This was part of the work in last weeks class.

This week we are playing with dyes, should be interesting and 'colourful'.............

xox Angela.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

and so to felt!!

I love to learn new skills and have always admired the beautiful Nuno Felt scarves that I see in galleries and boutiques.
On a visit to a Creative Crafts show recently I came across a course to learn the art of Felting. I was so inspired by the students work and also by the tutor  Gill Burbidge that I decided to enrol.
 Last Tuesday was my first session and I really enjoyed it. How nice to spend an afternoon feeling lots of different fibres...
 and learning about !!!Sheep!!!

There were sheep in the fields as I drove down the motorway some with tiny new lambs, so now I'll be soon able to identify them..

We don't see these in Somerset but aren't they beautiful....

I'm starting work on my portfolio...I've bought some Olive oil soap and wool tops so I'm ready for my next class.

More to follow soon....

xox Angela.