Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Here's a picture of a felt collage I'm working on for an exhibition next month. I learned to make felt some years ago at a workshop with Anne Belgrave at the Greenwood Centre in Ironbridge. I enjoy the process - it's messy but clean (I never could get on with clay!) and something akin to a small miracle takes place as the fuzzy woolen fibres suddenly transform into fabric. My tapestries are very planned but the felt pieces get made up as I go along. I do start with a drawing but it usually gets abandonned pretty quickly. In the end tapestry interests me more but felt provides an occasional and welcome contrast.