Sunday, February 23, 2014

Felt Feutre Fashion and Finishing

 The sold out Felt Feutre fashion show was incredibly inspiring, as were the lectures I attended by Andrea Graham and Marjolean Dallinga.  My next 3 day 'Advanced Experimental' felting workshop was with Marjolean and what a journey that was.  We worked in silence without interrupting our process with any photos and really felt into our making without knowing where it was going, working back and forth between three different sculptures.  Marjolein makes costumes for the Cirque du Soleil and one of her pieces in the fashion show took a month of full days to complete.  Her mastery and method of teaching brought to mind the Nancy Crow workshop I took a few years ago - another steep learning curve, for me.  Although I worked hard, I did not quite finish my 3 sculptures but really felt I had made a huge leap in understanding how to move into 3D - and I was excited to explore further, once home!

 'Embodied' is a combination of two of the sculptures I made in the class, with the addition of some stuffed velvet I dyed.
 Here is a view from a different angle.
'Mood Rock' is the other sculpture I began in Marjolean's class and then completed fulling at home.  The shrinkage is always amazing to me - what starts out as large becomes compact and relatively small.  I was eager to start exploring and learning further.  


Lesley Turner said...

It sounds as though you had a most productive time and the results are winderful

Yvonne said...

Thank you, and yes, a new door of possibility opened, for which I am so grateful!

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jude said...

you sure have been busy! I thought you were taking time out. ha. the felt is wonderful, i have never ventured there.

Yvonne said...

I am eager to get the rest of the work I've done over the past half year posted so I can be current again. Thanks - the felt is engrossing - I wonder if you'd like it, too?