Painting With Fibres Workshop

A wet felting workshop with the FLEWS Group.
Beginners Welcome.

Date: Sunday Sept 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Betchworth Village Hall
Station Road
Betchworth
RH3 7DF

This class is designed for the beginner felter. You will learn techniques of how to make a felted picture of a flower using templates for parts of the design. Bring along a picture or a photo of a flower by a famous artist that you would like to make. Google Images is a great place for ideas. The finished size of the felt piece will be approximately 12″ x 16″

Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art

For felting my tools are simple, I use bubble wrap and a spray bottle for water. Bring some along if you have some or I will have some available.
Also please bring some A4 paper, a pencil or pen and some scissors for making your design and templates. Also please bring an old towel (bath or beach size).
The fee will cover the cost of all fibre and materials.
To book a space at this workshop please contact the FLEWS Group.

Felt Art Fushcia
Felt Art Fushcia

Felted Lotus Flower on Silk
Felted Lotus Flower on Silk

Felted Iris Flower on Silk
Felted Iris Flower on Silk

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Felted Bag
Felted Bag Monet

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Oxmarket Gallery

Painting with Wool

Oxmarket Gallery
Chichester, UK
August 5, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Painting with Wool
Painting with Wool

An exhibition of hand felted art paintings created by textile artist Paivi Suomi, who works from her studio in Chichester.
Wool and felt wall hangings have traditionally served both as art and with functional purpose to provide insulation to the walls and keep the draught out.

Felt art is very soft and tactile and is meant to be touched.

Felted Circles
Circles Felt Art

The images and colours of my world around me are the inspiration to create my art with wool. I hand dye most of my wools, yarns and silk fibres and use locally sourced wools wherever possible. These become the paints that create my canvas. A combination of hand crafting textile techniques: wet felting, dry needle felting, crochet, hand stitching and machine embroidery complete the work.

From an early age, the world of textiles has been Paivi’s passion. She studied hand weaving, hand spinning, felt making and colour theory at Kootenay School of the Arts in British Columbia. Paivi operates a business selling her limited edition hand spun yarns. More recently Paivi has turned her attention to the art of felt making, creating pictures and functional objects with wool.

Some of my felt art pieces are now available at Saatchi Art.

Painting with Wool Exhibit
Felt Art Exhibit: Painting with Wool at Oxmarket Gallery

Circles Felt Art
Circles Felt Art
Colour Study – Concentric Circles, 1913
Wassily Kandinsky
Wet felted circles of pure merino wool, embroidered with hand spun yarns
Approx size: 36 inches x 25 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Concentric Circles - Kandinsky
Concentric Circles – Kandinsky

Bavarian Mountains with Village Felt Art
Mountains in Bavaria with Village Felt Art
Bavarian Mountains with Village, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky
The inspiration for this piece comes from one of Kandinsky’s early works, a scene of a mountain village in Bavaria. The lake becomes a river and the season turned to springtime.
Merino wool and silk hand felting using a combination of wet felting and dry needle felting techniques. Embellished with crewel work embroidery and hand stitching.
Approx size: 26 inches x 37 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Bavarian Mountains with Village - Kandinsky
Bavarian Mountains with Village – Kandinsky
Winder Landscape - Kandinsky
Winter Landscape – Kandinsky
Winter Landscape, 1909
Wassily Kandinsky
Wet felted merino wool and silk fibres, hand dyed
Approx. size: 40 inches x 17 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Winter Landscape - Kandinsky
Winter Landscape – Kandinsky

Starry Night Felt Art
Starry Night Felt Art
Starry Night, 1889
Vincent Van Gogh
Hand dyed merino wool and silk felted using wet felting methods. Embroidered with machine stitching and silk threads.
Approx size: 24 inches x 49 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Starry Night - Van Gogh
Starry Night – Van Gogh

Field with Poppies Felt Art
Field with Poppies Felt Art
Field with Poppies, 1890
Vincent Van Gogh
Hand Dyed merino wool and silk feled using wet felting methods. Embroidered with machine stitching and silk threads
Approx size: 44 inches x 23 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Field with Poppies - Van Gogh
Field with Poppies – Van Gogh

Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers, 1888
Vincent Van Gogh
Wet felted and hand dyed merino wool and silk. Embroidered with machine stitching and silk threads.
Approx. size: 33 inches x 23 inches
Available on Saatchi Art

Sunflowers - Van Gogh
Sunflowers – Van Gogh

Felt Art

Felt Art – Painting with Wool

Painting with Wool
Painting With Wool
Felted Circles
Circles Felt Art
Starry Night Felt Art
Starry Night Felt Art
Bavarian Mountains Felt Art - Kandinsky
Bavarian Mountains Felt Art – Kandinsky

Sunflower Felt Art - Van Gogh
Sunflower Felt Art – Van Gogh

Winter Landscape Felt Art - Kandinsky
Winter Landscape Felt Art – Kandinsky

Starry Night Felt Art - Van Gogh
Starry Night Felt Art – Van Gogh
Poppies Felt Art - Van Gogh
Poppies Felt Art – Van Gogh

Saatchi Art

Some of my felt art tapestries can be found on Saatchi Art.

Shop on Etsy

Look for some of my smaller size original felt art pieces in my Etsy Shop

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Wet Felting Workshop – How to Felt a Bag

PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS CHANGED
Date: Sunday Oct. 12, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Birdcage Barn
1 Leigh Road
Chichester, UK
PO20 0EN
The class size is small, so space is limited. Please register early.

This is a one day workshop in wet felting designed for beginner or intermediate level.

Felted Bag
Felted Bag Monet

You will learn how to make small bag or case for a mini Ipad or tablet. The bag is made using a resist wet felting method to construct a 3D object with no seams.
We use a lot of water and soap in felt making, so please bring along an old large size towel, and wear comfortable clothes, that you don’t mind getting slightly damp or bring along a waterproof apron if you have one.

The fee will cover costs of all materials and supplies to make your project. Bring along a sandwich for lunch. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.
Please contact me for further information
paivatar.yarns@gmail.com
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Or Register for the class via Birdcage Barn
spoilyourself@birdcagebarn.co.uk

Wet Felting Workshop
Wet Felting Workshop

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Sunflowers Felt Art
Sunflowers Felt Art

Learn to paint a flower picture with wool.

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Beginner Felting Workshop

Beginner Wet Felting Workshop

Date: Saturday April 12, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The class size is small, so space is limited. Please register early.

This is a one day workshop for those who are beginners in wet felting and wish to learn the basics.

Felt Art
Emsworth Tugboat Felt Art

Learn how to make flat piece of felt using a wet felting method. Even if you have some experience with wet felting, I recommend that you start with this class before moving on to 2 sided felting for items such as hats, bags, slippers, as I use a slightly different method of wet felting than most.
This work shop will teach you the basics of wet felting. You will make a flat piece of felt. Wool shrinks approximately 20% – 30% when it felts. The finished size approx 12″ x 16″. The finished felt would be suitable to sew into a cushion cover, a small bag or as a wall hanging.
We use a lot of water and soap in felt making, so please bring along an old large size towel, and wear comfortable clothes, that you don’t mind getting slightly damp. If you would like to make a picture, bring along a cartoon sketch of your project.
The fee will cover costs of all materials and supplies to make your project. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Photos of the Workshop

Felt Art Rainbow
Felt Art by Rosie
Felt Art Flower
Felt Art Flower by Lynne
Wet Felting Workshop
Wet Felting Workshop

Felted Greeting Cards

One of a Kind Hand Felted Greeting Cards
These greeting cards are made of original wet felted art. This is not a print.

The hand felted card is embellished with machine stitching using silk threads.

The card is blank inside so you can write your own message and comes in a plastic sleeve with an envelope.

The card measures 8″ x 6″

Hand felted Greeting card
Seascape Felted Greeting Card
hand felted Greeting Card - Starry Night
Starry Night Felted Greeting Card

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Look for my original hand felted Greeting Cards in my Etsy Shop.

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Felt Bags

Hand Felted Bags and Cases

Saami Style Handbags

Felted Saami Handbag
Felted Saami Handbag
Saami Style Felted Handbags

Monet Style Felted Shoulder Bag

Felted Bag
Felted Bag Monet

Felted Sunglass Cases

Felted Sunglasses Case Yin Yang
Sunglasses Case – Yin Yang

Soft felted cases for your sunglasses.

Felted IPhone Cases

Felted IPhone Case - Tardis
Tardis IPhone Case

Hand felted cases for your IPhone

Felted Business Card Cases

Felted Business Card Case
Felted Business Card Case

Shop on Etsy

You can find my hand felted bags and cases in my Shop on

Etsy and

Folksy

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Felt Hats

Hand felted hats made of pure merino wool and silk blends.

Wool Felted Berets

Classic French Style Wool Felted Beret
Classic French Style Wool Felted Beret

I recently had the opportunity to visit Paris. The one thing I wanted to purchase while I was there was a beret. I was disappointed to find that all the berets in the shops were made in China. I purchased one though and wore it as we wandered the streets of this beautiful city. After a few hours, I developed a rash around my forehead from the itchy wool of this knock-off beret. At that point I decided that I would design and hand felt a beret using fine quality merino instead. I hope that you like my version of this timeless hat.
Wool Felted Beret on Etsy

Felted Hat
Red Chili Pepper Hat

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Look for the latest hand felted hats in my Shop on Etsy

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