Felting phase 1: Complete!

Finally, finished.

At three o’clock in the morning that night, I had completed the rest of the wool teasing process. That was good news, because intermittantly my hand was siezing up with a sensation that felt like the sound; “sproing!”

Here they are, ready to felt. And, one rainy Sunday later:

10 pieces, roughly A4 size. Looking at this, I know it is obviously not enough! Soon, I will get back on the felting merry-go-round. But now, I am getting back to the crochet, what will end up being the main body of the work. Does that give some idea of the scale I am planning? More posts soon, including one of the entire felting process (warning: it gets very ugly).

And tomorrow; theGRID! 

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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