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:

Your pictures and fotos in a slideshow on MySpace, eBay, Facebook or your website!view all pictures of this slideshow
Lots of love,
Sanda xoxo


sharon said...

Hi Sanda! WOW!! Whatever you set your mind to, you can do and do it so well!! I love felt, have never done it, have too many other things on my plate! Your pieces are wonderful, that purse is awesome!! Can't wait to see where you go from here!

Diane said...

Oh my goodness--you are a natural!! I love the organic feel of felted items--wonderful!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

How cute are these? You have done a fantastic job! I hope your foot feels better soon!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Sanda! ♥♥♥ Missed you! Thanks so much for stopping by!
First off, so sorry about the foot, ouch! Hope you're healing right up!
As for the felting...WOW! Love it!
I've watched it done on tv a few times and thought it looked so fun. You're making BEAUTIFUL creations and I'm so happy you're having fun! It shows!!
Take care,

GRAÇA said...

He went on the internet when I discovered your blog
I really enjoyed of your things.
Do me a visit, to know me!
Ronrons the kitty

joanne May said...

Welcome back Sanda! ;-)
These felt items are really wonderful. I love the vibrant colours and textures you have created here.
Lovely to see you have been busy and not let a broken foot stop you from being creative!
I have a frozen shoulder at the moment, so I understand how annoying it can be when you want to get out and about to do your arty things.
Take good care and I will look forward to seeing your Spanish holiday photos soon!
Jo. xx

Mellisa said...

Just wandered across your blog and had to lovely your creations are!