Monday, April 23, 2012

Felted Vessel Class

I had a great time in the vessel class taught by Pamela MacGregor at the Textile Center over the past three days.  All the vessels made in class were fabulous.
Class vessels still in progress, but near the end of class, unfortunately Jeanie's bag isn't pictured here.

It's so much fun to see how people work with color and form.
This photo shows the beautiful large vessels in the back better.

I'm a sucker for purple and blue, so I always gravitate toward that.  But I love the way others use green, reds and golds. And the use of the printed fabrics with nuno prefelt.  Lots of inspiration!
Pam giving me some pointers on how to embellish the lid of my vessel. I used BFL britch wool, merino and the purple was hand-dyed Finn.

A big thanks to Kris Post for getting this class organized and special thanks to Pam for coming all the way to Minnesota.  It was wonderful to meet fellow Minnesota felters and those that came from out of the area. I was lucky to sit across from Judy Colvin's friend, Kim Miller, from Montana.
Despite the long drive back and forth to Textile Center each day, with a visitation on Friday night for my dear friend Nancy Hoerner, and shearing squeezed in on Saturday morning, I am energized and excited to try making a larger vessel.


5 comments:

  1. They are lovely. The blue/white one in the second picture looks just like glazed pottery. Amazing.

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  2. Thanks Teresa. It was a fun class and Pam is a great teacher. She showed me a simple way of shaping with a ball after removing the resist. That technique will come in handy when I teach the birdhouse classes.

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  3. Absolutely GREAT pieces! They're full and good shape. Looks like throwing pottery. Good decoration!

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  4. Becky--What a wonderful workshop! Your vessel is amazing...such a wonderful shape and colors! I'm glad that you had fun with Pam. She's terrific. XXO-

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  5. Thanks Terrie and Heather,I'm looking forward to doing more vessels as soon as get time.
    Terrie, yours is another wonderful blog, I'm linking it here.

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