This one was by Sachiko Kotaka, at Beautiful Silks.
Sachiko showed us samples of her work which includes a variety of techniques, almost too many to think about.
One special thing about Sachiko's work is her use of cut-outs as the motifs. These were very similar to the snowflakes we used to make at school as Christmas decorations - and fine motor skills. First we practised using paper then we did some using prefelts or fabric, depending on the technique we were using first.
I decided to start with fabric as my base and use prefelt for my motifs.
|My usual colours.|
Some of the other ladies decided to try different things we had been shown.
|Previous work cut up, woven and other sections added.|
|Prefelt as the main part, holes cut and fabric laid in the space, fabric cut to be the motif.|
So far none of the work has actually been felted, we have looked at samples and been busy laying out our designs. We go back tomorrow and I will attempt to not only felt this piece but learn more techniques. Who knows, one day I may use all this knowledge.