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!
Anna will be here soon ..One lucky last vacancy still available for this amazing tutor!September 13/14/15.Email Wendy for details…waiting list being taken…
Life is amazing,exciting and full of change . Have been feeling for quite a while now that I need to have a break from teaching to concentrate fully on my own work. As you all know I love teaching and I love my students ,so this is a difficult decision but also not so hard because I know it really is time .
So I have decided.
I am ceasing monthly teaching in my studio from my July 2013 classes.I will still be teaching for Toowoomba Spinners and Weavers in August and in Noosa in September .
So wish me well….I will keep you up to date with my work through my blog as always! I am making space and making a slight change of direction for a bit.I do not know what is around the corner but I know intuitively I need to make the space and see what comes.It is exciting and it’s a little scary. Wish me luck !!
Just back from Central Australia! What an experience,walking ,walking, climbing and more walking….and a bit of eucalypt dyeing ! Murray and I were mistaken for serious mountain climbers much to our amusement!!! Did a lot for my self concept ! I am going to put the photos of our big climbs on the fridge to remind me of what it feels like to exert yourself . Amazingly good, i.e. after you get your breath again and realise you didn’t die in the process.
10 days in the “wilderness” in our little campervan. Now I have 150 emails to sort through- but it was worth it …so many beautiful colours and textures . I had to buy a crock pot to do some dyeing in the camper… it was on special for $15 and I could leave it simmer all night-made the camper smell cosy and stewy with onion skins and eucalyptus-my husband just rolled his eyes!! There was Eucalyptus Cineria growing EVERYWHERE so I just had to dye .There were no second hand saucepans or, metal pots in Alice Springs op shops and I looked everywhere…seems they are at a premium there .
My lovely son just moved out so a new crock pot will be handy for him.My big news is I am now officially an empty nester! Woo hoo! Am I supposed to be this excited? A new phase in life begins.