Handspinners and Weavers Guild - Wednesday Felters
Saturday 6th February until Sunday 28th February 2021.
The opening exhibition for 2021.
The Wednesday Felters' challenge for 2020 was to create feltwork inspired by botanicals.
An eclectic mix!
Some artists create with natural dyes, others are inspired by plants and fruits in their gardens or views and photographs from their travels.
Jenny says: My bowls were inspired by the beautiful views from my studio, by my walks in the scrub and the use of colour and texture. My strelitzia were created after taking photos of the strelitzia at Seppeltsfield Winery. And my Barossa artwork was inspired by photographs of wineries in the Barossa.
Kirsten says: ... most of the time I create things spontaneously, that is I have no conscious plan. However, for the dark red top, though, I have looked carefully at Kaffe Fasset’s work with flowers – in particular one flower he calls damask flower. It appears in his book called “Glorious knitting”p. 146 onwards. I had always wanted to knit a jacket using his pattern for this flower but never managed. The big flower on the back of the dark red top is my adaptation of his design which I cut out of pre-felt that I had made myself. It was a rather lengthy process but still it is faster than knitting!!
Kveta says: Flowers delight with their sensory blast of colour, form, fragrance and infinite variety. The colours and textures of wool and silk entwined through wet felting aim to capture the visual qualities of a flower. In this way I seek to make the precious and transient nature of the flower more permanent, following a tradition of many hundreds of years of European representation.
All pieces are hand felted using fine merino wool, and many incorporate other materials, including silks, to create richness of texture and colour.
Who are we?
The Wednesday Felters meet twice per month to share knowledge and skills in the wet felt-making process for the sheer joy of creating.
The group meets at the Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild SA.
The Guild Hall and Little Glory Gallery are located at
196 South Road, Mile End, South Australia.
(A parking lot at the rear of the complex is accessed from Lurline St.)
The members ranges from experienced felt-makers to complete beginners. Sometimes a project idea is shared, developed from a demonstration by one of the experienced members.
All work is for sale. Please contact the gallery if you are interested in purchasing one of the pieces.