Monday, March 7, 2011

Felting Projects completed from students

Spring is around the corner here, little purple violets are blooming, along with crocuses.  In my classes, beautiful projects are being completed.  One student has finished a pair of felted slippers, to these we've sewn on leather soles.  Another student has finished a turquiose silk nuno scarf with brilliantly felted sunflowers.  It is very satisfying to help develop other's skills as artistic hand crafters.  Working with color and with wonderful fibers is awakening and healing to the senses. There is a point in the work with felting, where the fibers actually start to expand and loosen and you think your whole piece is going to fall apart.  It is then the need for a leap of trust is needed, to keep your felting process going forward, and then another change comes and you can feel there is a transformation taking place as the fibers find a new and refined organization and begin to shrink or full the new fabric. Here are some photos of their work.

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