Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flat Feltmaking - Student Art

My sweet beginning 3 -D art kids just finished up their feltmaking unit. They work with raw dyed wool that comes from a couple of sources, Lori Lawson at Capistrano Fiber Arts, Joanna Gleason at Gleason's Fine Woolies in Colorado, and Morgaine Wilder at Carolina Homespun up in the Bay Area. All these women sell the most beautiful hand painted/hand dyed rovings at affordable prices. I have the students make a small dimensional piece first so they can be successful and get the whole felting process down, and then we move onto flat felting with recognizable designs and added pearl cotton embellishment. These kids are pro at embroidery now and feel very comfortable with a sewing needle in their hand. From top to bottom, left to right are: (top row) junior Jessica Lee, senior Emily Choh, 7th grader Andrew Veenstra, (second row) 8th grader Jenny Kouch, senior Shahnaz Khandoker, and senior Jenny Ham, (bottom row) 7th grader Aman Patel, junior Jullian Kho, and junior Hannah Chang

A close up of Shahnaz and Jenny Ham's pieces.

7th grader Linda Ly made this adorable bear and added her dimensional preliminary heart in the design. What a great idea Linda plus the text that you added really adds to the overall design.

And last but never least is a close up of Jullian's. She tried free motion quilting on top of hers and I love the results.

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