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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Needle Felting Inspiration


I have just finished two sessions of introduction to needle felting with my students at Rathmines College.

There was a question asked frequently during my Fibre Arts & Crafts courses: what kind of projects can we use needle felting for?


Here you have some wonderful examples....




1) Needle Felted LANDSCAPES

Pic.1: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Felt-Stitch-Creating-Beautiful/dp/1844485633/?ref=wl_mb_hu_m_5_dp

Pic.2: https://www.etsy.com/listing/10118314/no186-blues-field-needlefelt-art

Pic.3: http://lilfishstudios.blogspot.ie/2014/02/quadrant-piece-completed.html


Pic.4: https://www.etsy.com/listing/122331953/miniature-landscape-desk-decor-or-pin?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share



2) UNUSUAL BAGS


Pic.5: http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.ie/2009/05/needle-felted-bag.html

Pic.6: http://tryhandmade.com/felt-circle-goodness/#.VMqKltKsXX8



Pic.7: http://eka.gorod.tomsk.ru/index-1351335753.php




3) NECKLACES and BROOCHES

Pic.8: https://www.flickr.com/photos/woolly_fabulous/favorites/page3/?view=lg

Pic.9: https://www.etsy.com/listing/66068883/tiny-chicken-necklace-needle-felted

Pic.10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prittens/8109477511/in/photostream


Pic.11: http://www.steviewalker.com/page5.htm

Pic12: https://www.etsy.com/listing/164717183/animal-brooch-grumpy-cat-meme-needle?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

Pic.13: http://dogdaisychains.blogspot.ie/search/label/textiles?updated-max=2010-04-29T16:42:00%2B01:00&max-results=20



4) BOOTS and HATS

Pic.14: http://mobifilz.blogspot.ie/search?updated-max=2012-02-18T19:19:00%2B01:00&max-results=7 

Pic.15: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103282276/needle-felted-shoe-house-natural-toys?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share



Pic.16: https://www.etsy.com/listing/100726385/ooak-artisan-needle-felted-blythe-deer?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

Pic. 17: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180188278/whale-hat-needle-felted-ocean-hat-with?ref=related-2





5) CREATURES, MONSTERS, ZOMBIES....


Pic.18:http://ego-alterego.com/2014/05/katerina-kozunenko-dolls-toys/#.VMqXktKsXX8


Pic.19: https://www.etsy.com/listing/170505373/fairy-tale-little-monster-wool-felt?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share 

Pic. 20: https://www.etsy.com/listing/217225048/new-little-hopeless-dreamer-mouse?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=hopeless+dreamer+mouse&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery




Pic. 21: https://www.etsy.com/listing/107887100/needle-felting-cactus-monster-kit?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share


Pic. 22: https://www.etsy.com/listing/165327187/the-garlic-collector-ooak-art-doll


Pic. 23: https://www.etsy.com/listing/88856735/needle-felted-zombie-snowman-made-to



5) and REALLY CRAZY STUFF


Pic. 24: https://www.etsy.com/listing/116505929/santa-elves-ornament-or-wine-bottle?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share


Pic. 25: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180885656/tiny-houses-and-gardens-fairy-garden-in?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share


Pi. 26: http://martinacelerin.blogspot.ca/2011/04/summertime-tomatoes-sliced-and-ready.html
Pic. 27: https://www.etsy.com/listing/91058115/heartfelt-xl-anatomical-heart-needle



Pic. 28:http://www.designsoak.com/felting-art-inspired-nature/



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... There is a whole World of needle felting...

Pic.29: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48711889@N04/5181779523/




... and it is not a small one! Go exploring!!!





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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Upcoming classes with Uisce in spring semester - update

Photo by Mike Prendergast



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WEAVING, FELTING, EMBROIDERY, CROCHETING OR HANDSEWING 3D FORMS OUT OF FABRIC? JOIN ME FOR FIBRE ARTS & CRAFTS EVENING CLASSES!

Learn fibre arts and crafts in an easy, relaxed and fun environment. I am an experienced and passionate embroiderer, weaver and needle worker 
and together we will unravel some secrets of felting, weaving, crochet, embroidery and manipulating fabric.

Whether you are a novice or if you already have some experience in fibre arts, you are welcome. You can learn
at your own pace and try a bit of each craft or focus on your favourite ones – you choose!

You can choose evening classes this spring semester at Rathmines College (10 week course on Mondays), Ballsbridge College (10 week course on Tuesdays) or Bray Institute of Further Education (10 week course on Wednesday).

These Arts and Crafts Classes are for people who are interested in learning different ways of embellishment using fabric, felt, thread and yarn. Over the weeks
, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make decorative motifs using a range of crafts. You can bring to class a piece of fabric or any item you would like to embellish (e.g. a canvas bag, a scarf, a cushion): you can make your own unique project.

The tools will be provided for the duration of the each class. A €10 fee applies for materials for the beginners. The improvers should bring their own materials for the craft they have chosen to work on.

TO SIGN UP: 

·     RATHMINES COLLEGE - Arts & Crafts (Embroidery, Weaving, Felting, Fabric Manipulating, Crocheting)- 6.00-8.00pm on Mondays,10 weeks starting 19th of January. Come to enroll on Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th January 2015 (I will be there both those days),; enrolment times: 6 - 8 pm.



·     BALLSBRIDGE COLLEGEFibre Arts & Crafts (Felting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Weaving, Fabric Manipulating) - 6.30-8.30pm on Tuesdays, 10 weeks starting 20th of January. Come to enroll on Monday 12th or Wednesday 14th of January between 5:30 and 7pm. Enrolment will also take place in the main office Monday 12th to Friday 16th, from 3 to 4pm.

Brochure:

Register online here:



·     BRAY INSTITUTE OF FURTHER EDUCATION - Fibre Arts & Crafts -  Course No. 306 (Weaving, Felting, Embroidery, Fabric Manipulating, Crocheting) - 7.30-9.30 on Wednesdays, 10 weeks starting 21st of January.

Phone no.: 01-2829668 for BIFE all inquires; 01-2866111 for evening classes enrolment.

Course description and sign up here


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 All my classes are limited to 12 places per class so SIGN UP NOW!