Just realised that I gave out some cards with wrong date stickers on them for my Wild things Exhibition in November at the arts trails.If I gave you a card with a sticker please change the date to the Wed 25- Sunday 29th November NOT the 23rd-27th .Woops . Big , BIG woops. If you come on the 23rd I will be mortified and you will be disappointed!
Would love to see you ! My studio will be open every weekend in June 10 am -3 pm as part of our local open studios see www.creativesamford.com for map and details….Trails Map and flyer .
You will see the most amazing artists in their studio environment and have opportunities to purchase and learn about their work in depth.Fantastic illustration and paintings, amazing ceramics, lovely encaustic art, rustic woodwork, gorgeous hooked rugs.My favourite, and I have four lovely prints of this amazing work, Sacred Images by Dianne Minnaar (her work has to be seen to be believed!) Come visit you will be glad you did! Here are some new felt works that you can see “in person” at the trails.
Here are a few pieces I made before leaving…
Then on to the ship where I taught three wonderful classes with a great bunch of participants whilst floating around South East Asia.Wonderful fun.
A busy year has begun.Finding myself more mindful of creating a year that is busy but not stressful.That in itself is a wonderful challenge.
Just back from teaching a two day class in Canberra..great class and well received.This week I have Marjolein Dallinga from www.bloomfelt.com teaching from my studio,The Felt Studio.We have begun the class well and it is exciting to think what will be produced and created in four very full days. Below are two pictures from the rainforest walk Marjolein and I did and the other is samples from my Canberra class “50 shades of grey-felt!” At the end of the week I will be heading to Perth and then teaching on a cruise to South East Asia..Very exciting year. Stay tned for the next exciting chapter.
A lovely surprise came with the arrival of my Felt Matters the journal of the International Feltmakers Association.My work was featured on the cover along with the article on my woolly origins!
Next I have finally finished my online tutorial on making a felted Poppy. It will be online for purchase soon.It is the Commemoration year and we are remembering those those killed in World War I so I thought a poppy was a lovely flower to feature in my new series of online lessons.
My New Year is starting with a bang! A good bang.I have had a year and a half sabbatical and so my year is starting off very busily with lots of new enthusiasm.
Here are some images of work from spring last year.
I have four new video tutorials that are now online with The Hat Academy .It means you can have a complete class in your living room. I am really happy with the way they have worked out.Go to their webpage www.hatacademy.com and click the top of the page on Lessons and then on Master classes from the drop down menu and you will find them! The concertina Hat class, the Cloche Hat class and the Silk Scarf class as well as a lovely flower class with three different flowers. Click on the image !
My new newsletter is finally here .Enjoy!
I am on sabbatical from teaching but do a few little classes at the markets…
Felt Pod and Felt Pouch Class
Come and join us for two little felt class at the next Handmade Samford markets October 18th at the Old Catholic Church Hall , crn of Camp Mountain Rd and Samford Rd, Samford. It seems in my newsletter I said Sunday ..bad typo…. really sorry about that!
Last markets we made flowers and baby booties .It was lovely fun.
Feltmaker Wendy Bailye will teach you to use a template to create a basic small “Pod” shaped vessel. You will learn sculptural techniques to make a gorgeous round hollow felt pod. Learn how to make really hard felt that will hold its shape. We will make one small round pod. The pod can be stitched and embroidered at home. A bit of fun on a Saturday afternoon! Bookings are essential www.wendybailye.com – email through her website
Wendy will provide all the materials and requirements for the class
Cost $35.00 per participant
We will also be having a class making a little felt pouch that can be used to house your mobile phone. Learn how to make little pouches that can hold all sorts of treasures! Wendy will provide all the materials and requirements for the class
Time: 3.30 -5.00pm
Cost $30.00 per participant
Please book through email on the Contact page on this website