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We use the ordinary to create the
extraordinary in these process orientated
workshops. You'll create a resource booklet
filled with your experiments to inspire
and remind you!



 
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Newsletter 7

Technique Treats!
Vessels for Special treasures
Fibre Unshackled! Series
     
 
Morphed Media Series:

 TT 1a. -
Imagery Transformed.

         
   
Photographs, symbols, poems and quotes, can all be applied to fabrics.
Your experiments will show you which materials take the images well, and we'll explore
the endless possibilities of using this technique. For example: memory quilts,
celebration pieces, or as a design element in fibre artwork.

     
   
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Visit the Gallery to see some examples, and hit the 'Back' button in your Browser to return here. 

     
 
 TT 1b. - Vanishing Magic.

 
     
     
   
All sorts of things you can do with water-soluble stabilizer and 'Fibre Etch',
a product that 'dissolves' fabrics. We'll experiment with machine lace,
the 'snippet' technique using tiny scraps of threads, fabric, plus much more…

     
   
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   TT 1c. - Not For The Fainthearted!


         
   
Take a leap of faith and join me as we play with cellophane wrap, pop cans and building
materials, as we paint, shrink, tear, stitch and otherwise transform them.
These pieces can be incorporated into any decorative fibre project.

     
   
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   TT 2. - Spider Stitchery.


         
   
Like a spider who spins a wondrous web, you'll work with your sewing machine freely, yet
with form and function. You'll experiment with stitch control; thread use, and bobbin work.
Your machine needs to have the ability to either drop or cover the feed dogs, and do straight
and zigzag stitching.

     
   
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   TT 3. - Mercurial Layering.


         
   
Mercury is known for connecting seemingly unrelated things together into a coherent form.
We'll take this characteristic and layer and stitch with many different types of materials and
fibres creating a new 'whole' that can be used as a frame, or formed into
a pouch or vessel - the possibilities are endless…

     
   
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   TT 4a. - Felt Fundamentals 1.


         
   
This workshop begins at the beginning: a little about felt history and the mechanics of the
felting process. You'll create a number of wet felted 'studies' to include flat felt, pre-felts,
design elements and simple inlay techniques. Some of these studies can be
used in Felt Fundamentals 2.

     
   
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   TT 4b. - Felt Fundamentals 2.


         
   
We'll explore dry felting, using felting needles. This is the hottest new technique in felting!
The felting needle has no eye and uses no thread. The 'barbs' on the needle end push and lock
the fibres together to achieve the felting process. No water, soap or agitation (the traditional
felting method) is needed. Your 'studies' will include how to achieve textural detail and how to
'sculpt' felt. You'll transform some of the 'flat' felt you created in Felt Fundamentals 1.

     
   
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  NEW! TT 5. - Multi-faceted Felt -
Exploring new paths for an ancient craft:


         
   
This introductory workshop focuses on both ancient and leading edge felt-making techniques. You'll experiment with traditional 'wet' felting methods and well as the hottest new way to felt called 'needlefelting' or 'dry felting', which needs no water! Through a series of 2 and 3D creations you'll work intuitively - allowing the pieces to evolve. As faces, creatures, or landscape features suggest themselves, you'll help them emerge. These felting methods can be used to create standalone art pieces, functional pieces, accessories or clothing. You're limited only by your imagination! Absolutely no feltmaking experience is needed for you to be delighted!

     
   
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See also MS 3 Intuitive Felt Masks under "Masks and Stories" Workshops,
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    see also:   Technique Treats!
Vessels for Special treasures
Fibre Unshackled! Series
     
   



   
   
I can tailor talks, performances or workshops, which 
incorporate fibre, stories and mask, for individuals,
guilds, and student or corporate groups.





 
     
   


For more information, please email  fay@thecreativecocoon.com

     
           
   


     
 

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