Monday, May 28, 2012

Needlefelting workshop

Yesterday I went to a workshop at the Peninsula Arts Society.  The workshop was called Fast and Furious Felting and  the tutor was Tina Whitely.

I was not sure if I wanted to attend because I already do a bit of needlefelting and feel quite comfortable with the techniques and of course life is busy.

After giving it a lot of thought I decided it would be good to spend some time with other like minded people so I went.

Tina is an accomplished textile artist and does amazing things with felt.  I learnt lots of new things and came away inspired.  The pic shows some needlefelting I did while I was there:  building up the background is slow work and so I did some more last night.  As well as wool and silk rovings  I have used some pink and yellow chiffon which I just cut up roughly.  This will be a slow building project I think.


Anonymous said...

I love needle felting too. I have neglected it a bit though, but now it's almost Winter, it seems better weather for wool work. I must be a person who loves textures, as you are.
Have a great week Dianne

margaret said...

love how your needlefelting is coming along. I am afraid I am a bit of a cheat, I have an embellishing machine, still to produce a large piece but who knows maybe one day!

Linda said...

The texture in this looks amazing Dianne, and I'm so pleased you managed to take the workshop. It's always good to glean ideas and techniques from other artisans. This will come together well with your creativity.