Saturday, April 21, 2012

Easter Break

The Easter break has been a busy time with community projects and the International Feltmakers Association Conference.  It was great to see such beautiful and creative work produced by feltmakers attending from all over the world.  The workshops and talks were all very enjoyable and informative.

Foil lizards -after school art club
The new term has now started and I'm looking forward to new projects.  I will be teaching textile workshops at Corner 9 Arts Project on Friday mornings and the after school art club continues on Thursday afternoons.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tree Felting in Normand Park

This is the third year that a community felting project has been part of Normand Park's Easter celebration.  The theme this year was flowers, with the most wonderful yellow background chosen by Bridget Steenkamp of West London Family Church.  Bridget organised the craft activities for this event, assisted by members of the Church's youth group.  The event was hosted by the Friends of Normand Park.

Lots of children attending the event joined in helping to cut out flowers and butterflies from prefelts to build up a colourful design.  The felting was very much a group activity with many hands helping to felt the wool and transfer the piece to the tree.