Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Article about LeeAnne Davis

There is a new felting magazine out here in Australia.  It is imaginatively called Felt.
I was especially interested in the latest issue (3) as it had an article by LeeAnne Davis, whose workshop I attended earlier in the year at the Ballarat Fibre Forum.  I posted about it here and here.
It is good to see some local magazines coming out.  There are two other magazines that are 'sister' magazines: Yarn and Embellish.
The article goes through the process we used in the workshop.  LeeAnne showed us a variety of techniques and it was a good way to attach fabrics that do not felt.  She pointed out that the pieces were not to be worn, that they might not stand up to vigorous wear, but we could still think of uses for the pieces.
She added embroidery at two stages of the felting process, once when we had made the prefelt and then again when it had been felted.  Depending on what yarns we used at the prefelt stage, the embroidery might have been felted also.
Here is a photo of some of the work produced by our group.  You can see the white on white work at the end of the table and then the coloured felted pieces that we produced.

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