Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Bussleton Show Winners

Congratulations to Sue Seaman and Joan Kent on their recent prizes from the Busselton Show.

Joan won first prize and second prizes in the Furnishing Category for the seats she did for our recent exhibition.

She also got a second prize for a nuno scarf in the Felting Category  whilst Sue Seaman received
the first prize for a pink nuno stole (it also got a special award from the Busselton Spinners and Weavers). Sue also received a "highly commended" for an openwork stole with machine embroidery in some of the spaces.

Well done ladies. If you want to see pictures of their pieces, keep checking out the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence blog as they'll be featured there.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Craft Fair

It was a bit of  a hot day but still the crowds came to the Stirling Street Art Centre's Christmas Craft Fair today.

Our stall

Lots of beautiful felt for sale

 Fortunately we were right below the fans.

On our table

On our table

A big thank you to everyone who donated pieces for sale.  We raised several hundreds of dollars to go towards the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence.  Thank you also to Darriel and Jacqui for running the stall.  We also raised lots of interest in the great art of felting and promoted out group and the Stirling Street Arts Centre's felting workshops. It is rewarding to see how interested are in our craft and appreciative of our work.  It really looked great.
Detail from one of Jean's pieces
Again a big thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

November Meeting - Demos

Many thanks to Lorraine for her talk on designing on a dressmakers dummy.

The individual pieces pinned

It starts to take shape

Thanks also to Val for demonstrating the woven felt hearts for those who weren't at camp -

Before felting

After felting-

Friday, 19 November 2010

How we Felt

Here's Kaylene at the November meeting. 

Telephone conversation, eating lunch, felting.... How many things can you do while creating something wonderful?

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Making Faces

Didn't you love the masks on the 12th November post.  Here are some of them being made-

Spring has Sprung

Look - a pair of willywag tails have decided to use Helen's sculpture on her veranda for their home.  They are very busy building two nests!   - Helen says she has never seen them build two nests before - perhaps one is for weekends away.

Do you think the nests look like Helen's felt vessels?

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Welcome to our Newest Member

At our November meeting, at the back of the room working hard away while the rest of us were talking was our newest member - Jo.

Under Sue Seaman's expert tuition, Jo has been creating some rather excellent sample pieces -

 and some nuno -

Jo wanted to create a flower corsage as per Lizzie Houghton's book "Felting Fashion".

Looks like she's succeeded.

Absolutely lovely Jo.

More Camping it Up

Guess who are behind the masks -

Answers on a postcard to....

Friday, 12 November 2010

Full on October

Gosh October has been a busy month!

Starting the month was the  Fire and Fibre Exhibition at Stirling Street Art Centre with our fabulous seats in their second exhibition.

The middle of the month had our first stall at the  Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Fair.  It was a great success with hundreds of dollars raised towards the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence   Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this an outstanding success.  Your generosity with your time and felt is much appreciated.  Such a great venue we will be having a stall here each year to give members' an outlet for all their great creations and give the group a fund raising venue.

Wrapping up the month was Camp where a wonderful creative time was had by all who attended. Kudardup was a really great place.

Davida's dying workshop was soooo colourful.  Look in at a later post to see the end result.

Felters in action -

There's a lot of concentration going on here!  Later posts will show some the of the results.