Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cobweb Felt

Last weekend I found a shop nearby that sells Angora. I had been wanting to include Angora in my
felting projects for sometime now so this was the perfect opportunity. I decided to use the angora in a white wrap i wanted to make using the cobweb felting technique. According to Christine White in her book Uniquely Felt, cobweb felt is a sheer transparent felt that has a holey texture and is made of long swirled fibers. I started my project today by getting together the fibers I wanted to use, merino wool, angora, and white tussah silk combed top.The end result you can see in the picture, it is a beautiful sheer, super soft and delicate looking fabric, perfect for that special occasion

 Hace unos dias encontre un local cerca que vende angora. Queria usar angora en algunos de mis projectos entonces compre. La queria para usar en un chal que iba hacer con la tecnica de Cobweb felt. De acuerdo a Christina White en su libro Uniquely Felt, el cobweb felt is transparente con una textura calada y esta hecha con mechas largas de lana. Prepare los materiales; el top de merino, la angora, un poco de seda tussah. El resultado lo pueden ver en las fotos, quedo una chalina muy luminosa y super suarve.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


I had a wonderful opportunity a week ago, to visit Silke´s workshop, learn a little about the artist herself and see some of her work.
This all came about because a friend, Monica, was participating in a silk workshop at the Metropolitan University. The group would be visiting Silke´s workshop as part of the course. They would be listening to Silke talk about her experiences with silk, see and touch different types of silk and before leaving be given a tour of some of her pieces of work.
Monica fell ill a few days before the visit and after seeking permission from the organizers of the silk workshop, asked me if i would like to take her place.
 The experience was wonderful, Silke told us lots about her experiences with silk, dyeing and with embroidering the silk with her sewing machine. Best of all was the artist herself giving us a tour of her work. Below are some of the pictures i took, but better still, here is a link to her website and a link to a youtube video showing her work.

 Hace una semana tuve la oporunidad de visitar el taller de Silke en Buenos Aires. La visita fue organizada por el taller de seda de la Universidad Metropolitana. Una amiga, Monica, estaba participando de este taller de seda pero se enfermo justo uno dias antes y me propuso tomar su lugar.
Hacia mucho que queria conocer el trabajo de Silke y esta fue la oportunidad!
Silke nos conto sobre su trabajo, las sedas, el teñido y la visita termino con un recorrido sobre algunos de sus trabajos... Expectacular!!!!! Si no conocen su trabajo visiten los links arriba asi los pueden conocer.