I’m exploring Nuno felting with fabrics that would not be traditional choices, just to see what happens. I mean, that is how I discovered that cheesecloth makes an excellent fabric to use for Nuno felting, especially if you like an organic lacy look to the finished project.
For myself, I will begin to bring the new techniques I learned in the Moy Mackay workshop last month to my inspiration photos of the flint hills and the tallgrass prairie. I’ll also be working up a different way to create wet felted flowers based on an idea I had before going to sleep the other night.
Here’s the thing-I love creating during normal times, but I NEED to create and I NEED to help others find creating during difficult times because CREATING HELPS BRING JOY. I’ve been led to do FB lives each day, Monday through Friday, with a FREE Art Lesson from Anna for those parents who now have kiddos home instead of at school as many of us are on lockdown, or nearing lockdown during this pandemic. I also believe that I have been led by God to create this free group for you right now, to help support others with creativity to help us keep our focus on the beauty and the possibilities despite our circumstances.
I’m excited to use some of the inspiration I gained from my experience in Scotland for new work, and above you see a couple of the images I will use as a jumping off point: The thistle throw pillow on my bed at Kingsmuir House and the view outside my window as the storm was coming in one night. Keep watching here-you’ll see pics soon!
Over my years of felting, I’ve created jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more), covers for books and notepads, cup sleeves (I called them Cuppa Cuffs), bags of all sizes, and hats. And I feel like I’ve only just begun (cue the Carpenters) to explore all that felting can become...
Moy is a fantastic, down to earth instructor. She had us all work from the same inspiration photo, demonstrated her process, and then covered up her work so that we each would find our own interpretation. As we began our felt paintings, Moy would offer suggestions based upon her skills and education in fine art. Even those of us who had been felting for years found her help to be invaluable in elevating our interpretations in the final products.