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Felt

Many of my quilts in the portfolios feature cloth made by wool lamination, creating contrasting textures. Here are further explorations in Felt. Exploring and learning more about the different breeds encourages experimentation and brings serendipity.

 

Corriedale Bag

All in One bag. The handle is cut from the bag layout; a clever design. Workshop with Hilly Edwards. Mine is corriedale wool, with hidden(!) blue silks.

 


Rucksac Bag

Rucksack Bag with outside pocket and metal fastener.

A design by Osvalda Warner.

 


 

Wool is, Felt is

Banner for promoting the natural qualities of wool.

Portland White fleece from the Green Dragon Eco farm used for the sheep face, sheared 2017 and scoured & carded with IFA friends.
Merino, Shetland, Zwertble and silk fibres used for texture in the landscape.


Blue Bag

Wool lamination, sometimes called ‘nuno’, where wool fibres are introduced to woven silk fabrics, here a recycled sari. The magic of felt: wool + water + soap + gentle work with the hands fixes the wool to the cloth and this is then manipulated in the fulling process.


Hat and 'Gladstone' bag

made in workshops with Sarah Waters and Chrissie Day

 


Bowls, Vessels and Cases,
iPad case

From 2D to 3D, more felt magic. Decorative and functional, more creativity with the hand.
For the textile artist, the opportunity to play with colour and texture.


Silk & felt collars.
Long ‘cobweb’ felted scarves.

Superfine merino wool and silk chiffon neck scarves. Tussah silk adds a golden glow even after dyeing

 

Heat resistant ‘pebble’ table mats.

Shetland, Bergshaf, Herdwick breeds give great character to these functional mats.

Wool is washable, naturally flame retardant, biodegradable.


Slate Table Mat

From fleece to felt - local Zwertble sheep in Kimpton.


Felt Sculpture

An inspirational workshop with Marjolein Dallinga.


Slippers

Created around a wooden last.


Felt Jewellery

Made in a workshop with Hilly Edwards.


All the images displayed on this site are of original artwork by Barbara Weeks (unless otherwise stated). If used elsewhere she should be credited and would appreciate being informed!