Saturday, 6 October 2012

The dying of the sun


It's here! The exhibition The Dying of the Sun for the International Day of Felt is open...there have been lots of sneak previews on the website and elsewhere and it looks like it will be a vibrant feast of firey felt! 
As it is a little too far to travel I have been enjoying the photos and hope to see a few more as the exhibition continues.

Three rectangles of Random Wooliness felt have travelled Northwards to be part of a collaborative piece:








Fire: 
Shetland and Merino wetfelted with yarn, silk, sari silk, and crochet. Needlefelted Shetland, silk fibres, Teeswater and Wensleydale curls added.



























Previous experience with felt pieces has taught me they can be viewed in more than one way!









Embers:
Wet felted Shetland and sari silk with Wensleydale and uncarded black curls. Teeswater and Wensleydale needlfelted curls.

















Smoke:
Wetfelted Shetland with Masham curls, Mohair yarn, angelina fibres, and washed uncarded  Greyfaced Dartmoor













This started with a bright background to which darker tones were added to try and capture the glowing firey light against a dark sky...




 The washed and uncarded Greyfaced Dartmoor is really sticky and made great natural smokey whisps














Line of fire.....


I've been waiting ages to use that pun!!
or
fire and water...


Huge thank you to Tracy and Angela for all their hard work, the inspiration and opportunity to join with fellow felters to celebrate International Day of Felt.


Hope The Dying of the Sun is a great success!

4 comments:

Angela said...

These are great Ali but my favourite is fire - so vibrant

Sarah said...

Wow! These are fabulous! I may be coming to you for felting advice as I progress with my course!

Tracey said...

Those are beautiful Ali, especially Fire.

Becky J said...

Ali, I am so envious! You have used such an amazing range of fibres - many of which I have yet to use. Your work is beautiful and you must be very proud to have it exhibited. Well done and keep up the great work.
Becky x