Friday, 2 January 2009

Felt pebbles

As a wet-felter myself, I am in considerable awe of Ronel Jordaan, a South African textile designer and artist who has taught women in the townships to make her felt pebbles from South African merino wool. Some of the pebbles are huge, so big you can sit on them! I've only ventured into making ones that can sit in the palm of my hand so far.

Wet-felting is such a rewarding craft - I love that you can turn wool into, well, just about anything! I've made a lot of jewellery, pebbles, vessels, bags and pillows and in 2009 I want to experiment with using roving in a painterly way and be bolder with some of my vessel designs. These are some of my pebbles from my Etsy shop.


Gunnels blog said...

Welcome to blogland!
And I wish you get a new creative good year !!


makeyourpresentsfelt said...

Thank you Gunnel it's a big adventure.
Best wishes for 2009!

Myfanwy said...

I love your pebbles. Keep making them!