Monday, 12 February 2007

Felt Balloon

Deflated 2006

Deflated (detail) 2006

This is a piece I made as part of my final course work last year. I have used thick layers of wool fibre, with deflated balloons placed between the layers, which act as a resist. Once the piece was felted I removed the balloons and stuffed the pockets with scraps of felt.

6 comments:

julie said...

this looks wonderful..how big is it? It would look amazing in giant size...

Feltbug said...

Thankyou - it is 23 x 67 cms.

Marta Miguel said...

Interesting work
I would like to add your blog

best regards

marta

jackie said...

I like your work in felt and combining it with drawing. I am exploring working with felt at the moment and am taking a course at the Mary Ward Centre in London next month.It is such tactile process.

Feltbug said...

Hi Marta
Thankyou - I would be very happy for you to add my blog
Mandy

Feltbug said...

Hi Jackie - Thankyou ! I will check out your blog - enjoy the course - I have studied felt-making at Richmond and Morley so far. I would like to go to Heather Belcher's class at City Lit too. Best wishes
Mandy