Last call to everyone for the Sigrid Bannier felt jewellery making and mosaic nuno workshops that take place on 29th and 30th November at Woodbrook House, Kiltealy, Co. Wexford. Please visit the workshops page for full details and either call me or contact Feltmakers Ireland immediately if you want to book a space. This weekend Sigrid is in Dublin and these courses are totally over subscribed, the Wexford leg still has a couple of places.
This afternoon I made the last felted vessel that I will be bringing with me to Kozo Gallery tomorrow. I love 3 dimensional work and really enjoy exploring the different shapes that can be made starting out with a flat felted parcel containing a resist. Depending on where you cut the hole to remove the resist all sorts of regular or organic shapes can be achieved using the same initial template. The vessel that I made today is in various shades of green merino embellished with a felted cord and some beautiful hand dyed tussah silk. I sandwiched the felt cord inside 4 layers of merino then felted the vessel as normal. Although I was expecting it to stand out very visably in relief in the finished piece I think that I could have used a thicker cord, it is visable but I felted it so much that I think it disapeared into the background a little! My intention is to shave the vessel as soon as it dries and then emphasise the cord with a little judicious stitching of seed beads along the lines. Fingers crossed this will achieve the effect that I am looking for.