Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Felting Demo at Artworks! Gallery

Last Saturday, February 19th, I gave a two hour demonstration at Artworks! in New Bedford, MA. This was part of the juried exhibition of the Massachusetts & Rhode Island Surface Design Association members, that I curated. Two of my felt pieces were juried into the show, so I wanted to educate the public on the process that I use to create my art work, with this one having a "nest" theme. I had a captive audience who asked a lot of great questions, as I showed the step by step process. I promised them that I would post the finished and dry felt, so here it is, everyone! It is not complete yet!!! I still have a lot of hand stitching and embellishing to do to my nest and perhaps add an image of a bird in there. I will post when I have completed the piece.

 I am laying out the first layers of wool

 The wool is laid out, with yarns laid in for the nest
and is now ready to felt

Here is the final felted piece, which had about a 30% 
shrinkage and now is ready to stitch

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