My latest newsletter has details of the many classes available at The Felt Studio. Click here to view
I have limited workshops this year from my studio so if you have thought about doing a class now is the time. Some of the workshops only have a few spaces remaining.
Sophie Munns design workshop is on very soon and promises to be amazing! On the last day you will have two tutors Sophie for design and Wendy for felt, double trouble or twice blessed! Book now to do a design class with this amazing artist and make felt with a seed focus!
Learn to make lovely scarves and wraps at Wendy’s Shades of Grey class in March.
You can also do a class with Wendy at her Felt Intensive. Do a project (chosen from “The List” click here ) a day!
Learn to dye fibre and felt with Master Dyer Rachel Meek .
What a year!
I also have teaching planned for:
June Alice Springs: I am planning a teaching trip for the Beanie Festival where I will teach a few classes during and after the festival.
July in New Zealand Embroidery Conference
July Warwick Jumpers and Jazz festival
Melbourne :September 10 & 11 . I will be teaching a two day 50 Shades of Grey Class and a one day class TBA! http://feltwearable-2016-program.instapage.com/
Thank you all for showing an interest in The Felt Studio.Remember Blessed are the Feltmakers!
My online lessons at www.hatacademy.com teach you how to make a dusky purple cloche hat with flowers.
Here is the same hat in different colour ways and styles to show what can be done once you learn the basic skills.
I will also have a video coming soon on how to make simple poppy flowers!
Having a lovely time in the studio playing.The secret to studio success is to make time for your own work but more importantly to take time out to quieten your mind and care for your inner life. Meditation and yoga each morning with my lovely hubby has been a beautiful start to the year.Feeling blessed and very creative is a good combination! Below is some design work from the studio this week.
So excited to have Sophie Munns teach a 3 day class at the Felt Studio
Sophie Munns conducts ‘Seeds through An
Artist’s Lens’ workshops for her Homage to the
Seed Project launched in 2010.
Click here for details : Design Class with Sophie Munns
At the Felt Studio in February she will be guiding
participants through 3 DAYS of Visual
experimentation with a lively SEED focus, taking
the opportunity to discover a diversity of local and
regional species in particular.
Gestural drawing, mark-making, layering, patterning
& painting will provide exciting ways to celebrate
the seeds of this region to arrive at the engaging
designs ready to apply to a piece of handmade felt.
Day 3: You can continue your paper based design
work with Sophie or bring a textile/stitch element
into your work (bring your textile materials with
you!) , or with Wendy as felt guide create a piece of
felt reflecting the wonders of our local Biodiversity
(NB: up to small scarf size) BYO felting materials or
purchase/lend from the studio.The studio has a design focus for this year!
In this class you will have a wonderful time using seeds as inspiration and can choose to make a piece of felt inspired by seeds at the end !Please email email@example.com for costing details.
What to bring to class: Click here for details UPDATED SAMFORD SEEDS FELT
Happy New Year! My online lessons with The Hat Academy are a wonderful introduction to feltmaking. We have a wonderful New Year Felting special.If you buy the Deluxe course you get a Cloche Hat course absolutely free! Huge savings! Click here to take up this great offer! Below are some images of the hats and scarf styles taught.( Colours and styles may differ but the skills are the same!)
Just sent out my newsletter for classes in 2016. There are no final costings yet for classes… I will send this out in the New Year! It is suffice at this point to send me an expression of interest and I shall make a class list and a waiting list if needed. Am now on holidays. Yippee! My website is updates so you can see what is coming up.Have a look in the workshops section….lots happening.
Wild Things, my exhibition with Sharyn Hall at Mount Coot-tha Botanical gardens is on again! Come along for a visit to see some inspiring textile works and pick up some lovely gifts for Christmas.This is the link for details. http://www.wendybailye.com/events/ Some of my work below….
Have had a wonderful creative beginning to the year with classes in all sorts of places! Started with teaching on a fabulous cruise to South East Asia followed by some of my own studio classes .I have picked a few photos to share before I head off to the Northern Hemisphere to holiday and be a guest tutor in Norway, Scotland and the UK as well as attending a meeting of volunteer Regional co-ordinators of the International Feltmakers Association .
Studio Classes at The Felt Studio…my home studio in Queensland Australia.
Next we had the Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studio event, where my studio was open for the month of June on the weekends.This will be an annual event! It was so successful for everyone involved and brought such a buzz to our town!Keep next June free to visit! I will hold some small workshops during this time next year as well.
Then it was Brisbane Girls Grammar teaching for Koala Conventions which was a great event as usual. Am always so amazed and inspired with everyone’s creativity. As a tutor, my wish is that everyone will embrace their own style and imagination in class. I think we certainly achieved this!These wraps were all hand laid -no needle felted batts were used.A great learning for everyone!
Next stop was Warwick teaching slippers and wraps at The Jumpers and Jazz festival.It is a wonderful blessing to travel and teach and learn about the world,meeting fabulous inspiring people along the way!
In between all this travel ,I have been working on entries for this years Royal Queensland Show. I have just found out today that I won First prize in the Pioneer Wool Craft Section with my piece Minjerribah Dreaming and The Painterly vase,Third prize.It comes with two lovely monetary gifts which are very welcome! I feel very honored to work in such a wonderful medium that allows my creativity on all levels to blossom. My pieces in the other sections did well and are all on display at the Ekka this year. Do pop in to have a look if you are at the show.
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!