Friday, June 27, 2008

Working with Grade 3's

Over the last couple of months I have been working with 2 Grade 3 classes at PLC Junior School.
We have felted to our hearts content and created a bundle of felt.
Every year the school holds an auction and each class creates a group art piece.
This year the Grade 3 classes got to do felting as their medium.
The next couple of months will see me working in the studio with the remainder of their felt pieces to create similar themed installations for the school.

If ever you want to get inspired just hang out with children for a while. Sometimes I feel as if I have been walking around with my eyes shut when I watch them create!

I just love the one soaring at the top

Funny how the slightest change in positioning the eye makes such a difference to the attitude and character

Auction pieces 1 +2

They went for a really good price last week at the auction - not sure how much but will try to find out!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Weekend Workshop

I have just been away down the coast teaching an enthusiastic bunch of gals feltmaking
We had the best time - they all felted like crazy for 2 solid days and went home with some stunning pieces. I do hope they keep felting - they bought enough wool to felt the whole community, but if they don't, I guess they could always insulate the roof!
Some of the ladies hard at work on Day 1 - mushing around in
soap and water is just the best fun - clean mud pies really!

Getting it just right......

A bag and little purse created on Day 1

More gorgeousness!