Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fiona Duthie's Surface Design Class-Felter's Rendezvous 2014

   
                                             For the surface design class at Felter's Rendezvous...

                                                     ...our studio was spacious and well-lit...


                                                 ...with loads of yummy supplies on hand.


                                           The absolute highlight of the workshop for me, though...

                                ...was finally getting to meet my long-time blog friend, Fiona!! :)


                                               

                                              Her expert teaching style and friendly personality...                                 


                                  ...enabled each student to fully express herself in shape and color.


                                               Using a combination of exciting techniques...

                                    ...we fashioned felt 'samplers' during this intensive 2-day workshop.


                                      The finished work can now be installed as wall hangings...

                                      ...used as table runners...or even sewn into purses (my fav!). :)

                                                    

                                                   It was exciting to see all of the finished pieces...


                                      ...as each student's own unique project was revealed...


                               ...created with different kinds of wool roving, cotton and silk fabrics...

                                 ...non-textile inclusions (like beads and mirrors)...and lots of love!


                                             Felter's Rendezvous was an absolute joy for me...

                                      ...and much of the credit goes to my instructor, Fiona Duthie.

                                    If she's not headed to your neighborhood anytime soon...

                              ...consider signing up for one of her online surface design classes, here.

                           The weekly modules contain gorgeous photos and wonderful, clear directions...

                                        ...and the projects are quite inventive and fun to try!

                         In the online course, she answers questions and comments on all posted work...

                                    ...a sure way to take your feltmaking in wonderful new directions!!

                                                      Next time: Fun with felting friends in Boulder!

7 comments:

Gllitter Girl Feltworks said...

Thanks for this blog post, Heather! I loved seeing all of the exciting sample pieces created in Fiona's workshop. I have just finished taking her online course and it has been a JOY!

Rachel said...

It sounds like a really exciting, energising course - looking forward to seeing what you do with the inspiration!

Heather Woollove said...

Sue- I think you and I are in complete agreement that our Fiona is a rock star!!!
Rachel-Yes...who knows?!?

Sandra Knapp said...

All the pieces are bright and cheerful and lovely. But the one that looks like an outdoor scene, with a stone wall, and the sun shining bright overhead, and a little stream trickling through, is downright amazing, in my opinion, that is. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--That's the great thing about felt...there's always something for everyone!! :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Thanks for posting such amazing surface effects. What so wonderful to have learnt !

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea-Yes...Taking a class with Fiona should be on everyone's list!