|This felted fellow had a tongue stud.....think he might be a cannibal though?|
A couple of months back we did a weekend workshop with Carol Wilkes, who teaches free motion embroidery and textile art. A couple of our ladies brought some pieces they'd made since the workshop, and one focused on making the cords we'd been taught. She'd made a large decorative piece, as well as some smaller pieces, which she uses as jewellery or clothing decorations.
|Smaller piece attached to a large ring, made into a necklace|
These pieces were interpretations of layered fabric and thread work taught at Carol's workshop. Carol is a vibrant and energetic teacher, and generously shared her skills and knowledge and love of textiles to inspire us to find our own "voice" and individuality. She teaches one or two techniques that can be altered and interpreted in as many ways as her students can think of.
It's always a fun day, lots to see and learn from show and tell, and plenty of chatter and sharing. Our next project is to make a Christmas wreath to give as a secret santa swap for our Christmas meeting....can't wait to see what turns up, we have some wild and wacky artists who think way out of the box.