Craftnoons, Jan 2012. Pt. 2: Felting, felting, felting

So, I am getting close to finishing the first large step in what may be the first of several felting projects, all in anticipation for theGRID‘s beginning in February. In these last couple of days, I am frantically trying to finish what I can, remember what I was supposed to do, be ready to move in and then….get to it, I guess. Mostly, I am focusing on the least stressful aspect: making things!

The more of a run-up I can get, the better.

Separated fibers.

Swoosh! Brushing. Brushing fluffs out the matted wool.

The brown pile: amazeballs.

The neutral wool that is in the bag, that is the last of it (for now). 

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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