I really enjoy teaching and recently had an enjoyable day sharing with workshop attendees how to work with different Resist Feltingprocesses.
Felt Trapunto (hand dyed and stitched)
The day was an opportunity to learn how to achieve a range of textured surface effects by applying resist processes with wet felting. During the day we examined the Nuno, Cracked Mud and Trapunto techniques, how they are created and the ways they can be applied in our creative work. After looking at samples, the group made samples, applying the processes discussed and demonstrated.
Students Nuno resist samples
Nuno Resist (detail)
Many of the samples were started by hand, then put into the Gentle Roller machine to continue to roll the samples whilst we continued to layout the other samplers. It certainly helped take the strain, especially on such an unusually hot July day in the UK!
The Cracked Mud samplers.
The Felt Trapunto Resist Samplers
Felt Trapunto – machine embroidered (detail)
Students Trapunto work
If you are interested in attending a Resist Workshop or any of the other workshops I offer, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and further details can be found on the website.
The Seamless Felt Pod Vessel making workshop which ran on Saturday 18th February was a great morning. It was rewarding to be working with new and returning students who created these pods, all so unique and beautiful.
Group laying out their designs
The pods were made using a combination of grey Norwegian and coloured Merino wool tops with hints of additional silk and dyed Teeswater locks.
Wool top designs laid out
Everyone used the same process, but varied how they designed their Pod vessels. This was achieved by working with the wool to create different shapes, deciding where to place the openings and the selection and combinations of colours and fibres.
Liz Davis’ pod
Rosemary Radfords’ pod
If you are interested in future Pod Vessel workshops with Emma you can visit the www.silversoles.co.uk / www.craftcourses.co.uk or call 07753366795.