Felting Frenzy

For the past month, I’ve been slowly and joyfully working through an online surface design felting class
taught by Fiona Duthie.

My own felting methods have mostly developed based on slow, disorganized experimentation resulting in some satisfying successes and a few too many disasters. I’ve learned SO much from this course! Techniques are well organized, fully explained and some are brilliant. I never would have stumbled upon them myself. So many new ways to create delicious texture with silk! I highly recommend if you want to further explore the endless possibilities of felting.

So I’ve been inspired to felt up a storm trying out these new techniques and combining them with my old stand bys. I used lots of different fibers and techniques-cobweb, craters, cords and more- and yesterday, finally, after weeks of holidays and illness, I got to spend the day with fellow fiber artist, Kris, dropping it all into dyepots. Lovely results. I’m planning to be working on a series of smaller (12″ x12″) mounted pieces that will not only be more affordable for folks but will give me lots of opportunity to play with felt/silk  compositions. Be looking for bits of these babies in upcoming work!

pile of newly dyed felt

pile of newly dyed felt

3 Responses to “Felting Frenzy”

  1. helenekus Says:

    This looks like a great workshop. I’m going to check it out.

  2. Smaller mounted felted creation #1 | Karen Kamenetzky Fiber Art Says:

    […] 6 weeks ago, I wrote that I was exploring new felting techniques and had decided to focus on creating smaller work using all that newly dyed felted wool and silk. […]

  3. Julie flack Says:

    Amazing felting, thanks for the inspiration

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