Friday, July 30, 2010

Watery felt!

Hi everyone!
Firstly I would like to just thank everyone who responded to my announcement in the previous post of my forthcoming book - "Felt Happy!" You have given me such support and I will buckle down to get it finished just as soon as I can.
At the moment I am at Caulfield Grammar and have just about finished an underwater wall hanging which is looking just GORGEOUS!

This is our design wall with ideas from Grade 2 - crabs, octopus, starfish, reef sharks................

These photos are of the layout only and are waiting to be felted. Here a school of fish lurking in the background.

Elegant sea horses

Weeny rainbow coloured fish, coral, rocks, kelp.....................

And my absolute fave a set of crabs. The little eyes are just paper at this stage just to check for sizing etc.
Let me tell you, if you want a huge piece of felt made - enlist children! They have so much energy for rolling and what's more they really enjoy doing it! What fun!
Will show you the end result soon. It is currently drying in my lounge room and I can't stop going in to gaze at it. We have also created some 3D items which will be stitched on as well next week.
Do you find that when you are engrossed in making a new piece of art, you can't wait to finish it and yet you don't want it to end?
Hoping everyone finds time this weekend to be arty, whether you are dreaming of something new or finishing something wonderful!
Once again, thanks everyone for your beautiful words
Love Elizabeth


  1. What a lot of work has gone into this already! Will love to see the end result. It will be wonderful.

  2. The pictures really look great!! Hope to see the finished felt soon.

  3. What a beautiful project - lots of fun.
    Good luck with your book.

  4. Amazing project and such lucky students!!!! I would so dearly love to spend a day or a wekk working with you!!! I dream of coming to OZ ro visit all of my lovely art friends- must keep dreaming about it!!!!
    I will ad my excitement and huge congrats and excitement about the news of your book!! SImply CANNOT wait!!!!

  5. and what a great experience for the children!! a gorgeous work of collaborative art! i still remember every single artist that came to our school as a child...remarkable experiences all...