Vessels & Sculpture

 Creating vessels and 3D objects in felt

To create vessels, pods and abstract forms in felt is so different to any other medium. Being a textile, you are able to shape, attach and enclose things, but uniquely, felt requires no stitching. In addition to workshops, I seek out many sources of information on technique. As a result , I explore all sorts of felting methods, tips and tricks. Some are more challenging than others, but give a great sense of achievement when they are successful.

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fish teapot felt
Fish teapot
felt sculpture stiffened
From little things…..
cracked earth technique in felt
Cracked earth vessel
Felt vessels
Vessels various
felt shibori
Shibori and ridges
felt pod variations manipulated
1 resist 7 ways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

felt layers stitched
Abstract
felted stone
Miscellaneous objects
felt spiral
Complex resists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little book by Annette Quentin Stoll with the title ‘FilzGeschichten : ein Arbeitstagebuch über vier Jahreszeiten’, is also a wonderful resource. Unfortunately for me it is written in German, but following the pictures isn’t too hard and I learnt a lot in the process.

Since then I have done workshops with Marjolein Dallinga, Martien van Zuilen, Dawn Edwards, Pam de Groot and Pam MacGregor, all of whom have contributed to my knowledge about vessels.

 

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