Thursday, August 20, 2009

August Challenge

This months Challenge is creating something using Two different Techniques
Combine Wet Felting, Needle Felting or Machine Felting

Title Felt and knit vest
Dimensions about europe and size 38
Techniques & Materials Used washing, carding,spinning,dyeing,knitting,felting
Date Created nearly completely finished in august 2009

Here is my "Sunshine Bag"
about 10 inches by 8 inches (or 25 x 20 cm -if I did the conversion right)
The bag is wet felted using a resist pattern. The same techique I used to make a pair of slippers. The sun is needle felted on to cover a thin spot.
Created in July, 2009 by
Bonnie Tweedy Shaw

Ben Mcfuzzylugs
Nuno felted, then embroidered with seed beads and then needle felted onto felt (to try and keep some of the texture of the nuno felt
Its 3 inches by 8 inches
Then this
Nuno then needle felted - 8 inches by 8 inches

Title : " Dosette-Box-cover"
Dimensions: 12 X 10 cm.
Techniques & Materials used: Wet felted and needle felted on top. Norwegian wool C1.
Date created : august 2009
Made by: gunknitter

Title: The Rhythm of Life
Dimensions: 112 x 48cm (44x19) wallhanging
Materials and techniques used: Wet felted background in polwarth and corriedale, with needle felted hand spun merino
Created: August 2009
Artist: Judelicious felts

title: The Kid.
Dimensions: 71/2 x 4 inches.
Techniques: Wet felted with needlefelted Angora goat. Button hole closure.
Materials: Silk, Merino, dyed Mohair free motion sewing, wool for needle felting.
Date. finishing off details done 28th August 09
Made by : Tess

This rug/blanket weighs approximately 0.7kg. Approximate width 101.6cm (40"). Approximate length 134.6 cm (53"). I have used a combination of natural Merino wool, Shetland, Gotland and Blue faced Leicester wool in this project. the ragged edges that you can see in the pictures of this blanket hanging on the line are intentional. I wanted a rippled effect to continue throughout this piece. Nature does not hold too many straight edges. I also wanted to create a fleece style shape as the rug/blanket is 100% wool. The project was predominantly wet felted but I have also used needle felting to reinforce the edges, working with the natural flow and direction that the wool has taken. It is my first attempt at needle felting and I am pleased with needle felting as a medium.

Title - Field of Flowers
This piece is 15" x 16", the background is prefelt merino that I dyed. Stems and flowers are prefelts, stems wet felted to back ground, petals machine needle felted and needle felted. Grasses are various locks that are needle felted.
Completed by Pat Moore on August 28, 2009

My first wedding dress, felted and other wise, that i've designed and created.
It's a nuno-felted dress using marino wool that we kettle dyed, as well as silk that was light blue, blue and chocolate.
Areas of the dress were also needle felted(for hemming and invisible sewing)
The top of the dress is adorned with freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals.
We put about 24 silver grommets in the back and laced it up using a 2inch wide natural silk ribbon that trailed along the ground.
In her hair and on the right side of her dress are two nuno felted flowers with the same freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals.
She was a dream! And the forest wedding made here look like a faire Princess!!
Title : Knotty Wedding dress & Hair Piece
Dimension : size 32(ish) dress (5 feet ish)
Techniques & Materials Used : Nuno-felted & needle felted - kettle dyed marino wool, silk, freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals
Date Created : August 1st
Artists Name : Mahshed Sheed-o Hooshmand

Sunday, August 2, 2009

July Felting Challenge

July Challenge is Mixed Media, combining felting with another medium.

This Vessel is the first larger Item I ever wetfelted. I felted it around a Balloon.
It hasn't got a title
It's about 25 cm in diamter
Inside I used grey merino? with colordots, Outside is Merino
I stiched the lines on with cotton and enhanced it with glass beads.
I made it this spring (march/april

Title: Chickadee on a Stump
Dimensions: about 6½" tall
Technique & materials: The stump I created in polymer clay and the chickadee is needle felted with a clay beak.
Date Created: The stump was a year or two ago and the bird in the last week.
Artist: Jean Melton

Title: From Fairy They Flew
Dimensions: each bird is about 12"
Technique & materials: Wetfelted bird, using wool and silk. Embroidered eyes, various yarns, threads silks and a rhinestone bejewed eye.
Date Created: July 2009
Artist: Cytel

Title: Summer Bag
Dimensions: 15 x 10"
Technique & materials: Wet felted Corriedale - embellished with beads and buttons and scarf.
Date Created: started May 09 and finished July 2009
Artist: Fee

The mobile is made from feet felt that we made last month, gemstones, crystals, wood, glass and metal beads, rope supports made from friendship bands, bells, and of course the wood is gorse that we collected on our trip to Wales.

It measures about 11-1/2 inches wide by about 8 inches tall. The body of the bag is black natural Finnwool, needled over a foam rectangle. The trim around the bag top and the handle, along with some of the pattern are mushroom dyed Finnwool. There's some natural gray FW and lichen and plant dyed FW make up the rest of the pattern. The flap and handle and trims were needle felted and wet felted separately, attached by needling along with some hidden, reinforcement heavy thread stitching here and there. It closes with a magnetic snap. I added an extra "floor" by needling and wet felting a piece a bit larger than the bag base.

Title:Experiment 1
Dimensions: 10x10cms
Technique & materials: White Finn wool base, leaf skeletons, white merino top layer - wet felted(carefully!)
Date Created:July 2009
Title:Experiment 2
Dimensions: 15x20cms
Technique & materials: Norwegian C1 wool, glass marbles - wet felted(with difficulty!)
Date created :July 2009
Artist: Amanda Heikkinen

Title: "D" is for Donkey.
Dimensions: 13 x 9 1/2 inches.
Technique and materials used: various wool fibre, tiny amount of silk, needle felted, canvas artist board, acrylic paints, beads and wood.
Artist: Tess
Date Created: finished 22 july 09

Here is my Goblin and Dragonfly.

Title: 'That Special Occasion stationery'
Dimensions: 6 x A5 (approx) sheets
Materials and techniques used: Wet felted masham and silk cobweb felt, combined with paper pulp.
Date Created: 31st July 2009
Artist: Judelicions Felts

Title: Jellyfish Lamp
Dimensions: 10" diameter, 20" tall
Materials and techniques used: Wet felted merino and Wensleydale locks, Machine embroidered with metallic thread, Tentacles machine needle felted with Wensleydale locks and eyelash yarn, Hand stitched to an acrlyic lamp shade.
Date Created: July 31, 2009
Artist: Ruth Lane