Saturday, May 9, 2009

Luscious felt ....

As part of my birthday present this year my art buddy Dot booked her and I into a felting class with Elizabeth Armstrong.... what a fabulous day we had. When we entered Elizabeths studio it was like walking into Aladdins Cave... lucsious fabrics, threads, fibres... a riot of colour. I was in seventh Heaven. Her studio is such a happy and colourful environment. My camera card was full so couldnt take many photos but my dear friend Dot said I could use some of hers for my post. (thanks Dot!!!) Elizabeths beautiful studio were we had our workshop.



Layering before welt felting.


The finished felt collage after welt felting.
What a wonderful experience .... I loved all the layering of beautiful colours rovings, gorgeous fabrics, silk threads, soy threads and much, much more. But.... boy were my arms sore after the class. The rolling...... 900 times!!!! But once you see the finished piece, it is all worth it.


Felted Flowers.
Mmmmm... these leave a little to be desired. I obviously need to practice these as they are rather tatty looking (look like they've been out in a storm!!!)




Cecille.





As part of my birthday gift Dot had commissioned one of Elizabeths handmade felted dolls...isnt she gorgeous. Such beautiful colours and sooo lovely to hold. Thought I should share her with you all.
Also for my birthday my sister Lee and another girlfriend of ours, Jen, had lunch at Donovans down by St. Kilda Beach. Perfect day, perfect food, best friends ...just the best day. After a most delicious lunch we took a walk down by St. Kilda Esplanade.





Street art in St. Kilda dont you just love this owl!!!





Entrance to Luna Park at St. Kilda. Brings back lots of childhood memories for me of many family trips to this Fun Park.








WIP Journal for friend. Have since bound the spiral part with fabric.








And this beautiful Kaffe Fassett Pencil roll made for me by one of my lovely patchwork girlfriends.... One of my favourite KF fabrics and about to be filled with my Inktense pencils. Thank you Coral.
This week I have been working on fabric pages again. Will have pics to show you soon (thought this post was quite full enough).
Take care and have a wonderful week of creativity.
Jacky xox









23 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

What wonderful pictures! I'm so happy you had the felting experience! Beautiful results! I do understand the wet felting is a lot of work but I can see where it's well worth it! Gorgeous! Love your journal art, too!

Jenxo said...

I love felting but unfortunaetly dont do nearly enough of it ! yours looks wonderful , the colors are gorgeous.
Glad you had such a wonderful time , i shall have to check that shop out one day, the doll is a darling too Jenox

Sharon said...

Happy birthday. What a great day you had celebrating and that Dot...well what a friend to share art events with. I needed to also tell you that the leaves don't look tatty from this side of the www. They are beautiful.

Mar said...

happy birthday
looks like you had a terrific day and either made or recieved...excellent items!!!

Leanne Pizio said...

Happy Birthday late!!!!
Sounds like you had a great day with your buddies. the felting class looks scrumptious....I would love to walk through that colorful studio.

rivergardenstudio said...

Wonderful post, filled with so much color and projects. I love your layering and felting... especially the colors... happy mothers day! Roxanne

Doreen G said...

What a wonderful felt piece Jacky--you must try Nuno felting if you get a chance it is incredible.

Gaye Todd said...

Don't you just love felting... the colours are just awesome. Beautiful photos from your birthday day out (love the owl and i always think of you when i see owl stuff!!) Also love the journal you made for Sue.... xx

Celeste Santin said...

Love the birdie journal made for Sue. It looks fantastic as it is.

Julia said...

Hello Jacky :)

I am so delighted that you found my blog as I now get the pleasure of visiting yours, and oh my goodness, what a delicious treasure trove it is too!! I absolutely LOVE all your different projects, the felting workshop looked fab, something Ive always wanted to have a go at - Im going to have to add you to my favourites list so I can stop by again soon!

Sending love and sunshine to you
Julia xxx

Julia said...

Hi JAcky,
I'm so sorry I missed your birthday!...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
I hope you had a good one...I love the felting post...your flowers are spectacular!!!!.....xxx

Jeane said...

gorgeous, luscious felt - one of my favorite things - seems a wonderful medium for you AND I see Mrs. Mizzle is on her way to your home! lucky you and I can't think of a better home for her, except mine of course! congrats!

Ro Bruhn said...

What a fabulous class and studio, all of the colour would have been fantastic. Look forward to seeing your finished projects. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Dot said...

Hi Jacky
We did have a very lovely day didn't we? I smile every time I think about our class. You created a beautiful piece of felt and I know you will make special things from it.
So glad you liked Cecille too (she is rather spesh).
Elizabeth has posted photo's to her blog of us during the class. We both look like we are concentrating very hard.
Your lunch at Donovan's with Jenn and Lee sounds gorgeous (love that street art).
And your KF pencil roll (way to go Coral) is lovely and will be perfect for your pencils.
Enjoy your week!
Dot xx

Melissa Ellen said...

Jacky, I just discovered you! Your work looks stunning - I am in love with your Klimt dolls!!!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a fun birthday! I enjoyed reading all about it.

grrl+dog said...

HOw blue is the sky for your day at St Kilda? I love the felt doll, all those luscious colors of wool to play with... 900 times..did it becoem liek a meditiation?

A bird in the hand said...

Happy belated birthday, Jacky! The felting looks like a lot of fun, and the street art in St. Kilda's stole my heart! xxoo

Robyn said...

What a wonderful birthday present!The completed felt collage is stunning. The colours are so gorgeous. A belated Happy Birthday to you. I'm a Taurean as well (today in fact )

Mieke said...

Oh wowwww Love your felted flowers!!!
Felting is ssoooo addictive :o).

Linda said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! (Looks like it was a good one)
Love your felting, adore your doll..... jealous of your flowers (I like them better than mine - they have more character).
Great post Jacky...
X

Jo Wholohan said...

very belated birthday wishes, im working on something, check with neville soon heheeee xx

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