Hope

Design source Previous work, ‘nil Desperandum’ and ‘Implosion’, encompassing sensory feedback/distortion. Inspired by Peter Randall-Page’s work at ysp. Techniques used Needle felting using a single barbed needle. Materials White willow sphere, white merino, white merino/linen/silk-blend, lace yarn (white/pink/yellow), merino slub yarn, and merino boucle yarn. Process and Evaluation For this work I used a willow fibre […]

Update

Just started working on new felts for exhibition September at The Collection in Lincoln. It is good to get back to being creative. I need to decide if the piece which is now dry, is completed (you know what I mean – when is done, done?). Watch this space for images and further details.

Singer Songwriter Series – Melting Pot

Design Source This series emanates from sketchbook work during 2009-11, previous work in the Wasted Series, and my interest in vessels and 3D sculptural forms. I also used ideas relating to pathways, human traits, distortion, dysfunction, and processes involving tatting, working with hands, including felting and knitting. Techniques used I used wet and dry felting […]

Earth Series – Intent

Design source Development from my Dawntime Series a large felt hanging exhibited with Textile Lincs. Impressions in textiles of a man-made landscape using recycled materials Materials Various sections of lace curtain and crocheted waste, organza and dyed gauze, BFL, merino, Ramie and silk Process and Evaluation The selected pieces of fabric were laid out on […]

Erosion

Design Source The process of musing on life’s pressures, which have the potential to overwhelm, led to the design for these felts, and to consider their aptness for the Contemporary Crafts Network, ‘Erosion’ exhibition. (I chose to produce these two pieces for the Contemporary Crafts Network exhibition held at The Collection, Lincoln in 2011.) Alternative […]

Daniel Series – “it’s what binds us”

Design source, Childhood memories, exploration of human frailty, reworking, free form vessels and 3D sculptural forms: related to donated stump socks (liners) in memory of, and in celebration of the life of Daniel J Toner – 5.12.61-18.2.12, (Dan), “A lovely American man who loved life and was the life and soul of the party”. Materials […]

Character inspired felts

Working on the ‘Traits Series’ my reflection on positive traits (Independence, self-confidence, persistence, determination, focus, imagination, discipline, desire, drive, passion…), inspired me to consider how we, throughout our lives, follow many paths. Cultivated by the adults in our lives, the situations in which we are brought up, and in our own experiences. Paths that we […]