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Monday, 16 August 2010

Knit Camp!

I am back from a week in Stirling, Scotland. I went up to take classes at Knit Camp, and to stay with friends. I had such an amazing time and met so many wonderful people. (You know who you are!)

The first class I took was with Ewa Kuniczak, an absolutely brilliant teacher and practitioner of various methods of felting.

In the morning, we did needle felting. Ewa wanted us to use a painting as inspiration, but I was stubborn and went my own way, coming up with a very moor-ish landscape.

needlefelt

I loved how you could get real subtleties of colour given plenty of shades to work from, and I challenged myself to work from a very specific palette. You can see all the crazy colour blending in a close-up.

needlefelted tree

In the afternoon, we did some wet felting. Here, I DID use inspiration, a painting by the architect Hundertwasser, although I challenged myself by looking at it once and then going my own way with it. :)

wet felting

I love how this one came out, and it was great wet felting and actually (gasp!) having the colours all stick together.

I will totally use both techniques again. It's really a good thing that I already have a fibre-y hobby to share materials with!

3 comments:

seenonflickr said...

Very cool!!

Lara said...

ooooh - I'm glad you had such a good time. Your felting is lovely especially your needle felting - I still need to have a go at this!

Sharon said...

Wow - they are both gorgeous!