Friday, February 19, 2016

Wool felting tutelage 羊毛工藝教學

 For the last two days I have a student from Shanghai for the wool felt tutelage.  I taught her the making of a nuno felt girl dress with a pair of baby booties.
這兩天一位上海來的學生 Silky 跟我學習製作羊毛工藝, 利用我自行印染的絲料做了混纖小女孩裙子與鞋子, 很柔和可愛的色調. 製作完裙子, 她仍很熱誠的學做立體羊毛器皿及植物染絲巾, 兩天時間很輕鬆愉悅的 Silky 學曉這些羊毛奇妙的技巧, 她說因為我的耐心教導, 她會繼續鑽研, 我也很高興有更多人喜愛羊毛工藝的獨特可塑性.
Also making a 3D wool felt vessel and a natural dyed silk scarf.
 Before the whole day tutelage, I showed my student the samples of the nuno felt dresses and all the materials incl. my own natural dyed fabrics.
 My student "Silky" from Shanghai took her time while stopping over Hong Kong for her overseas travel. She learnt once from my workshop last year in Shanhgai art centre. This time she wanted to make a new project - the nuno felt dress.
 The pink chiffon I dyed with cochinael is for the textural surface and with some mulburry silk for the shining effect.
 Mogi is always a welcome host in home studio
After the wool layering and the necessary rubbing, rolling and shaping....... the dress is made.
 I taught Silky the making of a pair of baby booties with my onion dyed silk scraps and mulburry silk for textural surface. It's done with one enclosed resist for a pair.

 The nuno felt girl dress and the baby booties making are the basic skills I taught Silky. In a few hours the set was made.
When Silky returned to hotel she wanted  to make use of her stay to learn some more techniques of wool felting the next day.  She really loves wool felting so much now. She let me decided whatever to teach.
 I showed her my 3D vessels made with some raw fleece and she decided to make one.
 Before starting the vessel making we made use the time of boiling a bundle of natural prints with onion skins.  
 While the bundle was boiling we started the vessel wool layering with enclosed resist.
 The body is of Austrian mountain sheep wool which is perfect for the sturdy object making. Surface with assorted raw fleece. Some Romney, Wenslaydale, Teeswater etc. They're pretty curly look.
 After rubbing and hundreds of rolling.....
 rubbing with washboard.......
 hitting with wood rod........
It's finished, sturdy but with soft raw fleece textures.
 Dcorated with the banyan air roots around the mouth

The two days Silky made the adorable set of girl dress with bootie and a 3D woolly vessel with a pastel soft silk scarf. 

 I love my students,  I like one-on-one tutelage as it's more relaxing.  Thank you for coming Silky. Glad that you found wool felting amazing and  you're hooked !


  1. You had a fine and productive day!

  2. What a productive couple of days....with fabulous creations.

    1. Thank you Dawn. The one-on-one home studio is easy to manage.

  3. It's wonderful your infos. Thank you very much


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