Join the fabulous Anita Larkin to look at the intricate and beautiful shapes to be found within natural objects.
A shell, a seedpod, or an image of a microscopic life form, can all be infinitely inspiring when you are make felted sculptural forms. Students are asked to bring as inspiration a shape that is found in nature. Anita will discuss approaches with you and help you learn various strategies for making those shapes in felt. Among the skills learned would be how to work with many resists at once, inserting resist pockets in the body of a felt, using thick pre-felts, felting around wire, and felting without resists by modeling directly in the hand.
Be inspired by the possibilities of shapes able to be made in felt.
Early Bird to April 23/VFI members' discount $265
After April 23/non VFI members $295
Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 9.30-4.30, at the Hartwell Church of Christ. Be quick! Only 10 places and 5 have already been taken.
If you are interested in attending a workshop on either or both of the following please call Phyllis Hoffman 0430 542 874
Venue will be in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne unless there are sufficient numbers to make the workshops viable elsewhere. Dates will be set for the second semester of the Victorian School Calendar.
Felted Lace with Pencil Roving (2 days)
On the first day participants learn about pencil roving, using cheeses of pencil roving as well as how to make their own from regular wool roving. They will learn how to use it in a variety of ways including together with silk fabric. The end result can be a sampler scarf or a batch of samples of techniques.
Based on the techniques from day one students will design and create a scarf or wrap using one or more of the techniques that they favoured or would like to explore further.
Re-Fashion your Felt into Something Sensational (2 days)
Bring all those outdated felted garments, ones that you love but no longer fit, or bring the scarves that you no longer wear or that piece of felt that you love but don’t know what to do with.
In this workshop we will re-fashion those pieces of felt into something sensational for you to wear. By cutting them up and adding some knitting, crochet, hand and/or machine stitching and embroidery they will become your favourite garment again.