Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vessel-making the felting way

Last weekend I joined a friend at a workshop here in Calgary to make vessels using a felting technique.
The workshop was held at the Waldorf School in Calgary hosted by Tracey Kuffner.
Up above you can see the initial stages of a participant's vessel and below and intriguing shot of a packed pair of tights - I had to buy "panty hose" for the first time in my life!


Here is my friend (I don't know if she wants me to put her name on the web.... one never knows what type of personalities are lurking...) who seems to be enjoying the bubbly stage.
Ah the magic of time-lapse photography... or is it one she prepared earlier?
I really don't want you to miss The Eyeball that our friend below created... and the wonderful output of the group of ladies... where are the male felters of the world?
It is a shame that it is considered bad etiquette to discuss in detail the How To of creativity. Anyway if you want to link with the tutor please click the link. and I am sure you will be able to chat with her directly.

For me this course was interesting as I have never lived in a place where I could attend weekend workshops to boost my skills.  I hope I get to go to more of them.

Students do inventive things....
I hope that tutors everywhere give credit when credit is due to those who demonstrate and share their creativity whilst attending a class.  It was a pleasure for me to be with such students at this class.
A class is a perfect setting for Give and Take... As a tutor I always aim to acknowledge what I have learnt from my students. Respect!

Here are some felted warty protrusions that I created along the flappy edges of a rather organic vesses....
It probably isn't a new technique to experienced felters,  but it is nice to think it might be!!


See blog later for my Shibori Felted Vessel (named the Hermit Crab by my daughter) which I hope will lead on to Shibori felted worms.....

4 comments:

arlee said...

oh those are So TOO cool!!!! Sure, now i have to get out the prefelts....:}

karin said...

Glad to keep you movin' it is good for the back.

Lynn said...

Amazing wonderful felted bowls. Love the 3-D work you do (sea creatures are great too)...

tracey said...

Hi Ioftheneedle. It's me, your tutor for that class. The pictures are wonderful. There is sooo much to learn isn't there. Hope we meet again....Tracey