Monday, September 10, 2012

Feeling like felting

I know I've been very remiss about posting as I'm not sure if anyone is reading blogs these days.  Due to time constraints, I mostly just look at Facebook to see what my creative community is doing.  I'd be interested in reader comments on that issue.

It's only 11 days till the end of Term 3.  Year 2 of the degree has been really busy and demanding, and while there are fewer classes next year, I have a Major Project which is done independently and which is the equivalent of 3 papers, so it won't be any easier.

I'm doing felting of various kinds in 2 projects at present - vessels in Professional Practice, and pods in Sculpture.  Much of what we do is conceptual, critical reflective and so on, but we do have to produce actual finished work for Sculpture, so I've been concentrating on that.

My daughter Sophie wanted a felt hat for her birthday, and to ensure that I made a good job, I went to another of Bex Pilley's hat felting classes.  Here's a few photos of what went on.

 Bex explaining how to fold the fibre over the template.
 Some of the luscious colours the class was using.  Sophie's hat was plain black so no photos.
 And here are some of the finished hats....a pixie hat...
 ..a fedora style...
 ...a cloche hat...
 ..a pixie hat with a fedora top...
 ..and another cloche.
 Here's the pods I made during the class for my sculpture project.
And lastly, here's the dogs enjoying a patch of sunlight on my bed.

10 comments:

Julie said...

There does seem to be less blogging going on lately and I am just as much at fault as anyone. I do still read blogs, mostly through Google reader and I also read networked blogs through Facebook. How do I find the time! I suppose it's part of the cycle of things that blogs will be less in favour at times but I still like the insight they give and the inspiration. Great hats and the dogs look very happy.

Nancy J said...

Blogging takes time, either writing, doing photos or reading and commenting.I am trying to do my blog before 9 a.m. then be very strong and turn off the computer. Lovely hats and pods, and a busy time at the end of term.Cheers, Jean

loulee said...

Hello Stranger. :-)
You have a busy life, I appreciate it when you do pop in though. Those hats look great.

Fran├žoise said...

Great hats!
I'm still blogging, when I find the time. And I'm still reading blogs.

Janet said...

The pods look like shoes! And love the dog picture :-) They look so happy to be together :-)

marion said...

i love, love, love blogs. so much variety, gorgeous pictures, lovely people. Always be a blogland for me to look at thanks for yours.
Having to type in words and passqords gets a bit long when you look at a few at a time ( a few?????)took me a while to realise that photo number was to be included as well

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