|Hand-dyed lambswool hanks 100g|
|Mosaic felted wrap by Pam de Groot|
The big push now, besides the Handmade Sessions, is Pam de Groot's master level dyeing and felting workshop that will be held in Dingle, Co Kerry on June 17/18/19, 2011. The 17th will be a day of resist dyeing to prepare for the 18/19 felting days. Pam is Dutch by way of Australia and in Ireland for a short time. Her work is mainly in mosaic felting, which is comprised of individual panels of pre-felts that are inlaid or tiled and then felted into another, larger piece or garment (thus mosaic). Much of her work is in wearables and they are very beautiful; more examples can be seen here http://pamdegroot.blogspot.com/. The workshop will allow time for participants to dye the silk and felt pieces on the 17th and then make the prefelts on the 18/19 to end the weekend with a unique and fabulous piece (or two, if you are quick and ambitious!) to wear for the cold weather months. Pam also does quite a bit of natural dyeing and I am hoping that she brings some of the eucalyptus that is native to Australia as I have seem some of her work on her blog and the end result is really lovely. A day of experimenting with dyes and two days of felting with talented and interesting women--HEAVEN!
|Mosaic felted tunic by Pam de Groot|
If you want more information regarding this workshop, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, if I can get back into my own studio now, I have a fairy blanket to finish for that lovely, new baby....