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« on: December 18, 2008 07:28:41 PM »

Over the summer I took a couple fibers courses and in my weaving course we wove a gauze fabric that we then nuno felted on top of it.
One of the objectives of the lesson was to create a form or multiple forms in an installation.
I chose the installation.

Here is Specimens:

The forms were felted then dyed and then shiboried to create the altered forms.
The three with backgrounds are quilted.


porto type
the background is woven and then nuno felted with the form sewn on top.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008 10:41:12 PM »

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WOW! That is one amazing piece!
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008 12:32:48 AM »

Holy crap those are so gorgeous! I want some just to have around! XD
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Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008 06:38:12 AM »

OMG!  That is so beautiful!  From far away they really look like organisms!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008 06:43:41 AM »

Beautiful! I just love the colors. They look like they could float away in the ocean Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008 06:01:36 PM »

Thank you everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008 01:17:11 AM »

That's one of the most inspiring pieces I've seen in a long time.
My favorite part is the blue fleshy part.

This project rocks  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008 10:40:43 AM »

Great project!
This is VERY Creativ fibre Felted  ART!!!

I am curious: Where did you take this workshop/lesson?
Hopefully somewhere close to the Netherlands??? Wink

I would love to give this a try!

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008 04:39:13 AM »

Thank you!
I made these in a weaving course at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. (sorry viltk)

The skin and textures came about buy felting dyed cheese cloth and bits of yarns such as rayon. I created the dreads with fluffy dry wool at the fat end and placed them on wool before felting with the cloth and yarns.
Then I felted the pieces using the pastic sandwich meathod or felted some of the shapes with a rock in the center of my wool.  Cut openings and felted some more.
Then I dyed over everything with acid dyes, rinsed out and tied in balls and bobbles to create the growth like forms and threw them in the dryer. Untied and pulled out the balls and the forms stay in the felt.

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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009 01:37:31 AM »

Wow.  I just love the organic nature of the shapes.  They are beautiful and I just want to touch them....
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