Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monsters in the SHop!

Hi everyone!
Two monster friends are now on sale in the shop


I hope your weekend is a lovely one
Love
Elizabeth
xxx
SOLD!





SOLD!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hydeaway Bay , Queensland!

Hi Everone I have been away over the last week to Hydeaway Bay in Queensland - what a beautiful place!
The students produced stunning work and I really hope they continue on their own felting adventure.
Here are some pics taken over the week.

We did 2 days of Patchwork felt where a study of colour of pattern was covered. Then we embarked of seamless felt and finally nuno where the scarves were just magic!


A few shots taken on early morning walks. A great way to start the day. I hope to live by a beach one day.
Have a happy week
Lots of Love
Elizabeth
xx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Square Heads


Dear Friends
Well bookings are rolling in which is wonderful - with some classes nearly booked out - so thankyou!

Here are my new SQUARE HEADS! I just love painting them. It started as an exercise to stop doing the pretty girly face that I have been doing for years. Giving myself licesnse to use all the colours was the best thing because now I have plenty of reason to trial every colour combination instead of adhering to the traditional flesh tones.

Some are available now - ready to hang or applique to a bag or ipad cover or turn into a little purse or frame     www.frostfair.etsy.com

What are you giving yourself licesnse to do in your creative endeavours?

I hope you are having a restful weekend,
Much love
Elizabeth
xxxx







Monday, July 21, 2014

Newsletter No 3 - New classes!



   

Welcome to Newsletter Number 3

Winter is certainly here - it's time to get felting!

Hi Everyone
Well it has been a really busy time since the last update!  I have been teaching a great deal which is my absolute delight as you know. A new felt installation at Livingstone Primary School here in Melbourne has been received by the community with delight.
Over the last few months I have been teaching away a great deal - the poor studio is in a bad state and looks like a packing room not a place to have fun in! I was lucky enough to teach at the Felt Retreat in Ballarat for a week as well as workshops in Yeppoon, Bendigo, Drysdale, Yarragon and in 2 weeks I will be back up to Queensland to the Whitsundays. Can this really be a job?


Here at home in the studio, I will be teaching the following classes over the next few months.

Beginners Felt If you are ready to dip your toe in the wool then don't hesitate! Making felt is a very satisfying pursuit and the results are just sensational!

Nuno Felting Techniques.  This class will enable you to learn several methods for creating beautiful scarves rather than just one. It will run for 2 weeks.
In Week 1 four methods will be covered where a sample of each will be achieved.
In Week 2 you can select one of these to make a full size scarf.  

Collage Birds continues to be so popular it is amazing how many breeds have evolved!
A 2 week class with plenty of scope for designing your own feathered friends.

Seamless Vessels - This is a great class where I will be teaching the seamless technique  to create some stunning vessels. You may decide to create a bag, vessel  or other creature instead!


Fantastic Figures - I always love creating images of the figure. This is a canvas and felt class where we make flat character dolls for the wall. Loads of fun and always surprising!
 

The ever cheerful Monsters will also be on the agenda. You can't have too many in my opinion!


A new class Patchwork Felt. This class is a series of 4 workshops. Understanding colour and pattern will be the prime focus and how to achieve a stunning piece of wall art will be our goal. Perfect for the beginner or more advances student. For two weeks we will create a variety of patterned felts. By week 3 we will arrange and piece them all together so they are ready to be felted in Week 4. These pieces are quite large so class size will be limited to 3 students.

Felt Folio 1 must surely be my most popular class. Now into its' 12th year (golly!) it runs for 5 weeks with a new felting technique each week. Felto Folios 2 and 3 can also be scheduled after number 1 has been completed.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES

AUGUST:
Collage Birds        12th and 19th   (2 week class)
Beginners Felt:     14th
Monsters:              20th and 27th   (2 week class)

SEPTEMBER:
Nuno Techniques: 10th and 17th   (2 week class)
Beginners Felt:      18th
Seamless Vessels: 26th

OCTOBER:
Monsters:               1st and 8th  (2 week class)
Fantatic Figures:    14th and 21st     (2 week class)
Beginners:              3rd
Seamless Vessels   17th
         
NOVEMBER:

Patchwork Felt:        5th, 12th 19th 26th  
(4 week class)
Nuno Techniques:     1th and 18th 
(2 week class)
Felt Folio 1               8th 15th  22nd 29th and Dec 6th  
(5 week class)

CLASS COST: 
1 week $60.00  + materials
2 session $120.00  + materials
4 weeks $240.00  + materials
5 weeks (Folio class) $350.00 which includes all materials

Materials for most classes are around $25.00 - $35.00 except for large works.

TIME:
All classes run for 3 hours 10.00 - 1.00pm

PLEASE NOTE:
I only take 4 students (5 depending on the class) so classes fill quickly!
Collage Birds!
 

Beginners Felt

Nuno felting techniques
Patchwork Felt

Seamless Vessels
Monsters!

Canvas and Felt Figures

Monday, March 31, 2014

Postcards!


Hi Everyone
I am really sorry for my slow posts - now that Facebook is in my face - so to speak - I update that more regularly. 
I have been madly teaching at another school and will post some lovely pics soon!

A new little venture for me are these postcard available now. A set of 6 with an extra thrown in for good luck. 

Anyway hope everyone is aiming for some creative splendour this week!

Lots of Love
Elizabeth





Monday, January 27, 2014

New Classes for 2014!

Newsletter No.2

Welcome to 2014!  

Welcome to the New Year! I hope everyone has recovered from this most unusual weather over the last few weeks and that all your loved ones are safe and well.

I hope you are all ready to plunge into a wonderful year of feltmaking. If you haven't started yet, then I hope this is your year to have a go!

For all those new students that have enrolled over the last few months, it has been a real delight to welcome you to the studio! I look forward to seeing you again when you are ready for another adventure.

This is shaping up to be a very busy year for me, with a lot of work away interstate as well as some exciting school jobs. So lots more colourful woolly gorgeousness on the way!
I have listed quite a few dates below for classes I will be doing over the next couple of months before things get too busy!

If you would like to learn a feltmaking technique that is not listed, please do not hesitate to ask me and we will sort a date out for you. If you have a few friends and would like to come as a group, just let me know and we can find a day for you to come together.
I will be doing my first Felting Hen's Party in a couple of weeks - how exciting!

Whatever your creative endeavours for 2014 I hope you will find time to do some felting - the most magical of all textiles
With love
Elizabeth
xx



PLEASE NOTE: I only take 4 students at the time so classes fill very quickly. email: elizaclaire@optusnet.com.au


Nuno Scarves

Felting onto silk or cotton can produce a beautiful featherweight felt known as NUNO.  Perfect for a more glamorous felt. ideal for wearing!

Monsters!

These happy monsters are such fun to make. You can make them as weird and as odd as you like! Perfect for a beginner or more experienced felter, these stitched characters stand about 40 - 45cm high although you could make them in any size.

 

Felt Flowers

Felt is a super medium for creating flowers. They are easy to wear with an outfit or to add to a handbag and I just love a whole bunch in a vase!  Further details can be added with cords and balls for centres and stamens.

Embroidering felt

There are so many amazing ways to embroider felt! This class will cover both hand and machine work. A perfect opportunity to study ways in which to bring a dull felt to life with stunning detail.
Suitable for the beginner. 

Collage Birds

Little collage felt birds cover a range of techniques that will enable you create some stunning felted friends.  You can make a whole flock for a wonderful display. Weighing in at no more than a few feathers, they make the ideal gift to post to friends and family!
 

 

Beginners Felt

Getting started on felting is such a wonderful journey!  During this class you will get confident handling wool and discovering all the gorgeous fabrics and fibres that you can add to create a beautiful textured panel. We will also cover making balls and cords.

Russian Dollies

Seamless felt looks so mystifying – unlock the secrets of its creation! It's the perfect technique if you would like to create a bag or figure or vessel. Suitable for the student who knows the basics of felt making. 

Vessels

Vessels or bowls or vases in felt utilise the seamless technique. A wonderful way to create a unique three dimensional shape.without any stitching at all! 




Dates

Collage Birds   - A two week class $120.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March      4th and 11th         April        2nd and 9th 


Decorating Felt   - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 28th                           April 18th 


Beginners Felt    - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 18th  BOOKED OUT         April 11th BOOKED OUT

I will run another one soon!

Vessels               - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 19th      


Russian Dollies    - A two week class $120.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm
March 14th and 21st    April 12th and 19th


Nuno Scarves  - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm

March 5th    3 VACANCIES                             April 5th


Felt Flowers   - $60.00 + $22.00 for materials    Time: 10 -  1.00pm

March 25th                        April 16th


Monsters   - A two week class $120.00 + $22.00 for materials  Time: 10 -  1.00pm

March 22nd and 29th   2 vacancies left
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fnished at last!


Dear Friends,
At long last a piece of work that I have been doing with a school is complete and I couldn't be happier!
It climbs the stairs from reception to the first landing on its' way to the art room and library.

It has taken a long time to complete and I felt quite shivery with the thrill of seeing it upright in position.
Naturally I have been working on it on the flat surface of the studio tables - no wonder artists paint on an easel - the perspective is entirely different.

Of course we had to add some sheep  - a little person in Grade 3 said " We have to have sheep Miss Armstrong out art is made out of wool!"

Is that entirely groovy or what?

Hope your week is going really well
Love
Elizabeth