woensdag 2 november 2016

exhibition Soul of Felt / expositie Bezielend Vilt met Russische viltkunstenaars nu ook in Almere!

​Het is bijna zover...... 
Op 18 november, 20.00 uur is de fantastische 'Woolways' modeshow  ter opening van de geweldige expositie 'Bezielend Vilt' (19 nov-11dec 2016) in de Vossenburcht, Weerwaterplein 3, Almere. De deuren gaan open om 19.30 om je te verwelkomen met een drankje en een hapje. 

ZIEN ETEN
Op 19 november zullen maar liefst 6 van de exposanten in de Schaapskooi van de Almeerse Wolunie gaan demonsteren.
Zij laten een kijkje laten zien in hun eigen 'viltkeuken', yummie..... 
Een unieke kans om te gaan 'proeven' bij 6 verschillende tafels! 
Er staan stoelen klaar om er rustig bij te zitten.
Maar.... je kunt ook gerust rondlopen om al die 'smaken' in je op te nemen. 
Je hoeft niets te missen, er wordt zoveel mogelijk rekening gehouden met elkaar. 
Deze demonstratie was in Duitsland een groots succes. 
Het bijwonen van de viltdemonstraties is een super feestje met allemaal viltgenoten om je heen! 

Modeshow 18 nov. 20.00, deur open 19.30 uur - kaarten online € 6,50 met gereserveerde plaats / kaarten aan de kassa € 7,50
Live-demonstratie 19 november 10.00-16.00 uur - € 95,00 / deelname alleen via registratieformulier en na betaling

Dus wacht nu niet meer lang met opgeven en schrijf je snel in via deze link op onze website soul-of-felt.eu

DOEN ETEN

Heb je na het zien van al dit moois echt de smaak te pakken gekregen,
krijg je de kriebels om zelf te gaan vilten,
wil je de handen uit de mouwen steken,
doe mee,
en leef je dan uit in een aantal interessante workshops van zowel 1-daagse / 2-daagse of 3 daagse in atelier Fiberfusing met

25, 26 en/of 27 nov 1 daagse workshop Surface Design“ met Ricarda Aßmann Kosten: € 110,- / ook meerdere dagen te volgen met meer verdieping! 

Schrijf je in via deze link  op onze website soul-of-felt.eu of stuur een email voor meer informatie.


hartelijke groet, Dorie namens

Soul of Felt / Bezielend Vilt  link naar het volledige programma

vrijdag 20 november 2015

more workshops highlights

Only one more workshop workshop to go - we will close the year with the class Fundamental with Ricarda Assmann. A must do for everyone who wants to deepen their knowledge about woolfibers and felting November 27-28-29, 2015  


go for more photo's to FB-page atelier Fiberfusing


Tatiana Sheverda 


Andrea Graham


Irit Dulman


Jolanda van Luijk


Maria Friese


Ricarda Assmann


Natalya Brashovetska



Andrea Noeske-Porada


Cristina Pacciani


Katia Mokeyeva

dinsdag 5 mei 2015

more felted fleeces and a couple of solid rocks


With Jacqueline van Eerden of Goedvilt.nl we had a cosy time with a small group.  
These small stools as other handmade work are for sale on her website. She donates the proceeds to a good cause in Zambia.


Two ladies from Belgium wanted to learn how to make a solid rock and so the did a good work out to get it really rocky! 


And the two sisters were able to make each 3 small woolpads (!)  out of one big fleece of the Heideschaap. Aren't they just lovely.....?

dinsdag 3 maart 2015

raw fleeces...


The past week I decided to make a start to felt the fleeces I had collected the last few years. I wanted to make small rugs which is easier for me to handle. I have different kind of fleeces from different breeds.  Every breed asks for another treatment is my experience sofar. You should think that I'm a weltrained felter after all those year, but working with raw fleeces is something new for me. I had a couple of questions on my mind. For example, how much shrinkage does a fleece of raw wool need. How much backingwool shall I use. How to clean it. Which method will work for me.  


I started with the wool of the Schoonebeeker sheep, which has long hair. The fleece was a big one and it gave me 6 small rugs. Somehow I couldn't find a good way to get all those hair attached to my backingwool from mountainsheep. A lot of them came of after I had felted it, but fortunately there was enough hair to cover the surface. I was wondering why this was happening. Maybe it was because I had spread them to much? Next time I will have to make a new test again.


On the rack you can see from left to right: Veluws Moorlandsheep,  the grey one is a cross of Kerry Hill and Veluws Moorland, little piece of brown is from Skudde with long woolhair, again Veluws Moorlandsheep and on the right side there is an unknown fleece from a local farm. The fleeces of the moorlandsheeps felted very fast, while the one of the local farm took a long time to become a good one. The moorlandfleece had a lot of annoying burs and thistels in it, hidden deep down in the wool and only visible after felting. Because it was sheared early this year the fleece is very soft, but also very loose and sometimes with very short fibers. I had to look twice to get the sheerside up. But the result is like a teddybear! Soft and wooly...  

woensdag 18 februari 2015

looking for true red

but I still haven't found what I'm looking for.... A very promissing colour in the dyepot with cochenille. Using cream of tartar will brighten up the shades I was told. But once the silksamples were rinsed it all changed to more brownish and purple. Bummer! Silk is very sensitive.....



Broken Beauty


In between all the classes in 2014 I have been working on a new collection. Inspired by the Wabi-sabi I experimented with the circle and a teacupform. As a surface I wanted the broken line with some golden elements. The corset-elements symbolisize the beauty. Broken Beauty was born                                                                                                                      
for more click here photo's

boring grey?

The first three months of a year are for my own pleasure - no workshops, no shows. I love those months when there is no pressure, spending my time in playing and testing.  In the last few days I have been making all kind of greys. I'm looking for a lifely one, with a kind marbled effect. I have used different natural dyes as walnut, eucalyptus, indigo and sumacleaves. To get a grey you need iron and a tannine and I have used this combination in different ways. It's a wonderful palet of all kind of shades in browngrey, bluegrey and silvergrey. And this time I have wrote down all the data to be able to re-produce the colours.