Monday, 28 June 2010

Felt, seed pods and workshop

I've been busy doing some needle felting onto circles of felt then stitching them to leather with my sewing machine. I'm adding eyelets to some of them and will add some of my jewellery embellishments to turn them into necklace or brooches.It's another great pastime to do the needle felting in front of the television. I'm going to have start watching more so that I can get them made.

This is closer to the real colour, I scanned these with my scanner.

I've also been making some resin elements to add to jewellery.

This one has an ad for a movie from a very old newspaper. I've added coloured thread and some solder balls to the resin. I want to incorporate one of my very old small light globes into the necklace to follow the theme of Edison.

Artist Sophie Munns is calling for people to create a post card for Open Studio Week in the Brisbane botanical gardens Queensland in July. The theme is paying 'homage to the seed'. The invitation is here. I think the only thing you need to be aware of is not to send actual seeds or vegetation as our quarantine laws are very strict. This looks like a wonderful project. Sophie has some beautiful art on all of her blogs.

On Saturday I had eight wonderful students attend my Vintage canvas workshop. I love teaching and seeing the beautiful creations evolve. The art produced by everyone was amazing as you'll see in the following slide show. I remembered to take photos of their work this time. They all certainly excelled.


daisydolls said...

Those felt circles are gorgeous!

Studio Sylvia said...

Ro the felt pieces have photographed well, they look as good as they do in reality. The resin pieces have turned out well too. Your class resulted in fabulous work.

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely looking work Ro. From the glorious brights of your felt work to the earthy neutrals of your student's pieces.

Heather said...

Your needle felt circles are stunning - such gorgeous rich colours. The resin elements are great too. You had some very talented ladies in the Vintage Canvas workshop - everyone's work is amazing.

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi, love the felted circles and the great way of stitching them onto leather, they are stunning!
I've just had a go at dry felting, using a scoure wah-up sponge and a felting needle with ready dyed merino wool tops. So far I've made a bright pink heart and a leaf. When I take the work off the sponge, one side is fluffy though, not flat.

Sandie xx

sue said...

Your elements look great - the felt circles are very "YOU"! Look forward to seeing them incorporated into something amazing.You are a good teacher which is reflected in the work from your students.

Jan said...

Love your felt pods. Maybe you can watch the birds and poke your felt, that might be better than watching more TV;-)

That slide show makes me want to slide on over and attend your class!

azirca said...

All of your students canvases are fantastic.
Your felt circles look like they are so much fun to create, they will look fabulous incorporated into your jewellery.


Oh wow Ro, love those felted brooches. Also love your vintage canvas slide show and wish I lived nearer to you so I could come along to one of your days

Have a good week
Carolyn x

Jacky said...

thank you for your comment on my blog Ro. love your vintage art class and your background on your blog is really lovely. I will be in Melbourne 20 - 23rd September for a Golden paints teachers workshop.

Samantha Marshall said...

The felted pieces look fantastic!! Love the jewellery, too!!!

layers said...

your felt circles are so colorful and warmly textured and I love your resin pieces. And the workshop artists must have had a great teacher.

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Ro...
I am so enjoying a visit in the blogosphere tonight...visiting all over! Noticed the message you put thank you for that... esp for adding the bit about the restrictions...really should have said that too!
That's a fantastic way to view what your class got up to... and it looks like a fabulous group.

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi so glad you enjoyed your trip along the cornish coast, I am loving your blog and have just become a follower lol, loving your felt pieces I am hoping to have a go at this on my summer holidays time permitting lol thanks for dropping by ju x

downunderdale said...

That needle felting is wonderful Ro - got my brain whirring - are you hand felting?

Sophie Munns said...

HI Ro,
just to let you know I posted a link to you on my first blog today... big thank you for being involved!
Just found you message too...lovely...!
good creating ... clever you!
Love your sense of colout I must say Ro!

Robyn said...

I love the colours and look of your needle felt... very beautiful.
I also love the resin pieces... also very beautiful.

Great stuff.

best wishes

ps... i'm currently using my tv time to make pom poms and knit for my urban seaside project :)

Nic Hohn said...

Ro your felt circles are divine... they almost have a mandala essence to them.

Healing Expressions said...

Its been awhile since I peeked in on everyone in blogland! Just stopping by to say Hi and see what inspiring work you have been doing! Your vintage canvas workshop looks amazing! Take care!

Robin Olsen said...

What luscious dots--both in felt and in metal!