Thursday, 7 January 2010

Felt in Focus

Happy New Year!

...and sorry for the long silence.
I have changed a job, so I had some period without felting and without home Internet...! I've sent all updatates to etsy team and must apologise for neglecting some of your convos...

I've attended the Felt-in-Focus symposium in summer, so, I would like to show you some pictures.
Anna Gunnarsdottir is from Iceland. She makes beautiful felted sculptures, lamps, vessels...
Anna uses Icelandic wool (short fibers) and a wide range of natural materials: fish skin, grass, horse hair, shells...







This sculptural group has been created for the exhibition in Australia. It represents a family of strange sea creatures: mother, farher and children.

How to?...
Anna uses complicated plastic templatesas you can see on photo.





Some things created during Anna's workshop:








7 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

wow, stunning! I had this event on my "to go-to" wish list ,but by the time I finnally knew I was able to go it was already full.... Well next time I hope to be ther too, hihihi

Dawn Edwards said...

Thanks for the marvelous post. Oh, how I'd love to take a class like this. Looks just fabulous and so inspiring. Maybe someday.

Jasmine said...

These lantern sculptures are so inspirational. I'm still tackling resists. Just made my first had. A long way to go yet, ut i will try this one day :)

TheFeltElf said...

What magical work, I love it, thanks for sharing this!

FilcArt said...

Wow! It's wonderful... I love it!

fer copello said...

Those are great felt sculptures.I like them so much...I will like to take the workshop but I´m so far away! In Argentina ...snif...

Colleen said...

I cannot say enough good about Anna and her workshops. I was lucky enough to spend a week with her this summer. Not only is her work beautiful and inspriational but she is an absolutely generous, encouraging instructor.

I'm not sure if you have the fibre information right. Icelandic sheep tend to have a long staple top coat which is fantastic for felting. I don't recall her saying she uses the thel exclusively. I'm sure she uses the tog as well. The thel is the shorter, downy under coat. The tog is the top coat - harder wearing and longer staple.

I'm also grateful for Anna because googling her led me to discover that this Etsy team.