I’ve been very remiss lately – not posting photos from my workshops. It’s a shame as my students are always amazingly creative and produce pieces that deserve to be shown off! The problem is my good camera has been a little temperamental, so I’ve just been snapping with my phone. The phone pics don’t really do anyone or anything justice. That being said, I decided I needed to throw a few up here. Just believe me when I say, these pieces are even more spectacular than they photograph.
In January, I taught a nuno-felt stole workshop. The ladies went crazy with colour and produced some very wearable pieces.
I hand-dyed pongee silk lengths in pre-selected colour ranges and the students laid merino roving on top to create a deliciously soft and cozy stole.
Everyone had a lot of fun with the silk and bamboo embellishments!
On Sunday, I worked with 8 lovely women at BeadFX to create felted ball beads. Once they got the technique down there was no stopping them! We used both wet-felting and needle felting to produce spherical beads that could be used to make a bracelet, a necklace, or earrings.
I love this combination of blue and lime!
Stephanie made felted balls to co-ordinate with some lovely beads she picked up a the Tucson Bead Show.
These beads in brown, orange and yellow match perfectly with some semi-precious stones from the shop floor.
I loved this chunky take on felted beads. This student made a string that can be worn as a bracelet or as a necklace – so innovative!
And finally, back in February I did a felted choker class at BeadFX and Carol was kind enough to send me a photo of her finished piece – so beautiful Carol!