понедельник, 22 апреля 2013 г.

"Woollen Woods" by Canopy Project, Eden Arts

This amazing outdoor exhibition in a beautiful area of Cumbria, up north in UK, has now been opened for around a month. Have a look at all those lovely forest creatures! They are all made of wool; hence they can withstand elements until November, when the exhibition closes. 
Find more views in online gallery here https://canopyart.jux.com/
Photographs by Joanne Leary (Jo Leary Photography).

This owl is my favourite!

Some of my works are exhibited as well, moreover, I even have a small tree of my own, all decorated with felt flowers. Here they are.

I especially like this woollen apple tree. Looks great in this landscape.

...and some more cuties. 

воскресенье, 21 апреля 2013 г.

Laura and Cheryl

Some time ago I decided to create a couple of eco cushion covers. My goal was not to make just any old cushion cover, but something special, something that anyone would like to spend a lot of time with when resting at home, whether reading a book or having a nap. I believe I’ve achieved what I wanted thanks to the purity of the materials I’ve chosen.

(And yeah, I gave them names... this is Laura, made from BFL and a variety of silk, flax and hemp fibres).

The creation turned out to be true cushion covers for enjoyment. Being big and 100% wollen, they feel almost like something alive and cuddly. They’re made from undyed British Bluefaced Leicester and super thick Merino wool and decorated with a variety of undyed fibres. Don't fade, naturally moisture resistant. 

(This is Cheryl, made from sturdy chocolate brown Merino and decorated with lovely natural golden seacell fibres).

среда, 10 апреля 2013 г.

I like working both with undyed and dyed wool, as each of the materials has 
some certain strong points. For instance, undyed wool gives clothes a very natural rustic look; its texture is smoother and shinier for it's not been damaged with chemicals.

(Above is the pillowcase, or pillow cover, made from undyed British wool and pure undyed fibres... I'll write some more about pillows in the next posting).

However, if you use only pure wool, you don't have a wide enough range of colours. Dyed wool, on the other hand, even though it sometimes feels too dried up when working with it, which doesn't affect the quality of the final product though, has one huge advantage: it offers a whole range of bold colours. For example:

(This is an autumn coloured neckwarmer which was bought by one of my British customers; made from extra fine dyed Italian Merino wool).