Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Painting with fibres... what's that?

Hi everyone,

Such a loooong time without a post and so many things to share... that I don't know where to start...

I'll try to keep it short so, after a wonderful time in Spain ( special post about it coming soon), I came  back home and, unfortunately, I've broken my foot, so you can imagine, plaster, not being able to walk and all.
But you know me already, it needs much more than a broken foot to keep me away from my studio!!! LOL

A while ago I started to be very interested in textile arts, so, I said to myself, what a better time than this to start and do something about it. So, this is how I started my journey in a new world of WONDER!!! Making felt!

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibres.

Many cultures have legends as to the origins of feltmaking. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered byUrnamman of Lagash. The story of  Saint Clement and Saint Christopher says that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.

The traditional method to achieve this fabulous fabric is wet felting. A simple and almost magical process, where natural wool, soap, water and agitation are used to create the fabric. Wool fibers have scales and the process of felting causes these scales to grab onto each other and interlock.

And now, I would like to share with you my few first steps into this magical realm.

Some details here:

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Lots of love,
Sanda xoxo

Friday, 15 October 2010

What can it be more beautiful?

Lots of love,
Sanda xoxo