Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Seamless Felt Jacket Class- Part 1 of ???

Just a few of Linda Veilleux's wonderful felt wearables.

 
Our beautiful Arrowmont studio...

 
...with ample space and lighting...

 
...deep sinks and plenty of tables for working with large resists!

 
A picture of me with my 'paper dolls'...

...a truly innovative teaching tool that helped us to visualize our 3-D garments.

 
The beginning of my jacket:

Dark blue-black 50:50 silk and merino roving...

...and a lovely variegated merino roving from my friend, Joan Berner.

 
Basting on the silk godet.



Laying out mawata silk hankies (for decoration)...

...and variegated roving on the godet. 
 
I attended a spectacular seamless felt jacket class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts last week...

...taught by the charming (and very talented) Linda Veilleux.

Using an enormous bubble wrap resist and a much-labored-over jacket design...

I created a long-sleeved nuno felt jacket from this roving and the dyed silk paj from my last post.

Next time: the adventure continues! :)

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8 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Ooooo Heather what an exciting class! I can not WAIT to see what you got up to!
That is a wonderful studio.. love all of the natural light from the glass ceiling.
xx

Sandie Knapp said...

I can't wait to see it. Knowing what an accomplished student you are, I already know it's a winner. :)
Welcome home my friend.

Rachel said...

Obviously this class has given you much to think about and some fun experimenting to do!

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I know...the studio space was thrilling!!
Sandie--Thanks. A proper note is coming soon.
Rachel--It's the perfect class for 'garment wimps' like myself. Without Linda's encouragement and instruction, I probably would not have soldiered on! :)

Grazyna said...

Great Heather! Beautiful adventure.

Heather Woollove said...

Grazyna--Yes, it was!! :)

Melissa Plank said...

How fun and exciting, I have always wanted to take a class at Arrowmont, it looks like you had a wonderfully creative time! Best wishes!

Heather Woollove said...

Melissa--Yes...Like John C Campbell, it's like adult 'camp' for artists (with good food!) XXO-