Saturday, October 3, 2009
United Felt: International Day of Felt
Today was the First Annual International Day of Felt. The theme was Yellow through Red a slice of the color wheel. Felters across the world made art made of felt in red, orange, and yellow, and displayed them for the world to see. I made a hanging of felt in those colors and hung it from my porch. It was an interesting experience. I had not previously made anything quite so large before (it is approximately 2.5 feet by 5 feet). I mostly stuck to scarves, shawls, bags, and the occasional sculptural piece in the past. I am usually very hands on with my felt making. I do a lot of patting, rubbing, kneading, scrubbing, and tossing. With such a big piece I had to get into more rolling. Anyway, if you are interested in seeing more information on this day you can go to the United Felt Website at http://www.feltunited.com/ . Below are a couple pictures of my work hanging from my porch. Happy International Day of Felt!