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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Workshops for locals

A Felting Workshop

with Pam de Groot

Beginners Course: 1 Day 10am-2pm

Learn the very first steps of felting.

Create a sampler of flat felt , learning to manipulate and add in other materials.

Make a piece of felt using a resist. This is the basis of bags, pockets and hats. We will make a bowl.


  • Byo Lunch, morning tea provided.
  • We will be using bubble wrap, soap, netting and fleece with additions of silk, mohair, spun fibres and fabric. If you would like to bring any of these you may.
  • If you don't have any of these the equipment can be borrowed from me and materials can be bought on the day.
  • Resist material will also be provided.
  • Bring an old towel or a couple of cloth nappies


Sunday 9th August or

Thursday 13th August or

Sunday 23rd August


  • $45 per person plus materials.


I will be following up with other classes later.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

rollercoaster ride ?

Well I'm back from Bendigo and still digesting what came from it all. I must say it was lovely to meet the enthusiasm of those who had not seen my work before. I got 2nd in the wearable art for the gown and hat.
I find myself in a difficult place though. I'm in a transition space with my work. I need to find a clearer path. I think its become art but not clearly defined in either world. I think I may have to get a bit serious and work this all out. How do I now market myself? Included are some pics of the first prize (Pam Hovel of Victoria) and mine

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bush Priestess

So here she is and I must confess to being ever so slightly chuffed at the outcome. Yet another gorgeous friend has kindly donned the garment and wow she has breathed life into it. I could have taken photos all morning. I feel some how that this one wanted to be made and that it didn't matter how wobbly the start was it was just going to be.
I get quite excited at the process and marvel at the problems solved, choices made and unmade, how ideas reveal themselves slowly at just the right time. I originally wanted to encase stones in the front but that wasn't working and then the shells were a perfect fit. It is probably good that I had to post it off as I potentially could have kept fiddling eternally.


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