I will be teaching a little mini workshop Saturday 16 August 2014 at Handmade Samford 1.30pm to 2.30pm. This lovely little handmade market will be held at the Old Catholic Church Hall on Samford Rd(on the left before you get to the roundabout and garage.Come join us for an enjoyable time learning how to make silk and wool felt flowers ! Learn this simple and fun technique enabling you to quickly and easily make your own unique flowers from handmade felt. Use them to adorn clothing, bags, hair, hats, presents and homewares. You will be amazed at what you can create so effortlessly. During the class you will make a beautiful flower with wool and silk. This class suits beginner to advanced felt makers and will turn you into a guaranteed felt-a-holic! I will have a variety of wool colours and silks so you can design your own flower. Cost $25.00 per person includes tuition, instructions and kit to make two flowers. One flower will be made in the class, the other can be made at home. Bookings are essential email me on wendy (at) wendybailye.com to secure your place.I will also have a small display of my work and a few goodies to sell.
What a lovely four days we had with Moy Mackay from Scotland teaching in the studio.She was very generous with her techniques and everyone went away feeling very chuffed with their work and new skills…Will be posting some images from the class soon (see my facebook page- Wendy Bailye) for a few in the mean time!
and some images of studio work of mine…feeling very inspired!
The lovely Moy Mackay from Scotland will be teaching two classes in my studio in Brisbane this week and we have a couple of last minute cancellations!Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Come join us for some wonderful artistic creation.
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I am preparing to teach at Koala Conventions and thought you might love to come to the open day ..Click here for details
Koala Conventions free open day on 29th June at Brisbane Girls Grammar . 10.00am – 3.00pm. There are so many people who live in Brisbane who may love to come. All of the designs on display are truly Inspirational and I think it a very worthwhile day out .There are lots of goodies to buy in a well stocked textile shop. Love to see you there! I will be teaching the two wraps below .There are still spaces available!
It seems the year is flying by very fast. At last some images of my felt work from the studio …………
It is lovely having a sabbatical from teaching. More time to make and a lot less paperwork.Playing with a lot of textured work and refining my long term techniques working with silk and wool combinations.The bottom picture is flowery scarves made by students on the cruise I taught on in February! I have a new facebook link… https://www.facebook.com/thefeltstudio ….Please like and share -everything you do helps me to spread the word about this wonderful thing called felt!
Just returned from a teaching trip to New Zealand. I cannot believe it is nearly March and I have not posted anything on my webpage! My plan for this year is to have a quieter year with no Studio teaching from my home studio and much reduced technology time so you won’t hear from me quite so much! I will be focusing on making.. So here are some images from pieces I made late last year-hold mouse over for description.Enjoy! The first image is inspired by Pam de Groot and a class I hosted in my studio with her.Brooches were inspired by Lisa Klakulak.
Well……I have been busy making all sorts of felty goodies for my exhibition with Sharyn Hall . Only two weeks to go ! I have been preparing for Jorie Johnson’s visit to The Felt Studio-so looking forward to it.I will post some images when class is done. My planned sabbatical from teaching in the studio is underway and I must admit I am really looking forward to focusing purely on my own work.You really do need to recharge the batteries once in a while when you are a teacher and this is my time to do so.Please click on the newsletter tab to read more of my plans.Here are some photos to tempt you to visit our exhibition….or maybe just tempt you to make a new piece of felt!Please see the events section for details of the exhibition.
See the latest weekend notes link below for more information.
New Newsletter….September 2013…Lots of news…Click on bar above to find your way.
Due to last minute cancellations ,October 25th-27th, I have two spaces available in Jorie’ s amazing class! Jorie is world renowned for her felt making and this is truly an event not to be missed.
Her book is a tried and tested book that all who have made felt for a long time can attest to.She is coming all the way from Japan and you will be assured of a treat !If you are interested please email me!
Jorie and some of her beautiful work!
The class theme will relate to felt as art objects and we will explore color, layering, thickness/thinness, tails, reserve design, and the class will be open on any points that you want to present. Jorie has asked us to bring examples of small pieces which inspire us or a motif we recognize as something that comes up often in our work. Let’s search for our personal imagery through life experiences and natural phenomenon!
How Exciting ! Hope you can join us.
Just back from 5 days at the 12th Southern Hemisphere Felters’ Convergence at Stanwell Tops in NSW. What a great week!Lots of learning and lovely people to meet with. I taught two sessions on felting samples….and the importance of samples in the progressing of your textile work.
Enjoyed seeing the community Yurt erected and enjoyed once again its gentle presence.A lovely quiet spot to hide!