I have been sorting through photographs on my computer, I have not been very effective in organising them. I came across this photograph taken at the Birmingham and District WSD Guild's Annual Exhibition in November 2010. I thought I would show you the display of Felted Bags that were made in a one day workshop with Marietta Alker. Marietta is a Felt Artist, she runs a variety of workshops.
|Felting Workshop WSD guild 2010|
beginners to wet felting. I would recommend anyone interested has a go. Felt is a fascinating, durable fabric that has been made and utilised by many cultures for thousands of years.
"Feltmaking is still practised by nomadic peoples in Central Asia and northern parts of East Asia, where rugs, tents and clothing are regularly made. Some of these are traditional items, such as the classic yurt, while others are designed for the tourist market, such as decorated slippers. In the Western world, felt is widely used as a medium for expression in textile art as well as design, where it has significance as an ecological textile." Wikipedia.
|A traditional Kazakh felt Yurt|