Monday, 31 October 2011

Look What's New in Our Library

We have been shopping lately.

Our first purchase is this just recently published delicious book 500 Felt Objects.


There are so many beautiful things in it that The Librarian is having a hard time parting with it and may just have to order her own copy!

Then while were at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence we did lots of shopping!  In amongst spending oodles of money in the Traders Hall and at the Bizarre Bazaar we also made some more serious purchases from our tutors.

Firstly this fabulous DVD by Wendy Bailye.  She's an amazing felter and a really great tutor.  We so enjoyed her make a hat in an hour demo that we are itching to try our her techniques.   There's more fab stuff on this DVD so get to felting quick on Friday if you want to be first to borrow it.

Liz Clay is the current president of the International Feltmakers Association and we thought the group should join.  As well as our membership we bought these two DVDs .

Lastly, as a record of the stunning Convergence Fashion Parade we have a CD of the garments.  The photos were kindly taken by our amazing photographers Toni Crilly and Lyn Pix.

So lots of new things in the library for you to enjoy and more goodies to come! 

See you Friday.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Best Modelling Business in the South West

Over the 14th, 15th and 16th of October the Stirling Street Arts Centre held their annual Fire, Fibre and Fine Arts Exhibition.  Thanks to everyone one who entered items into it and particularly those of you who joined in with the Art to Wear. The number of entries was amazing. The felt work was stunning and the nuno pieces on show really excited the audience. "That's felt"? was a frequently heard comment.  

We had a wonderful fashion parade with Michelle Jones of AM Management providing 6 gorgeous local models to show off all the beautiful garments to best advantage. 

We really can't thank Michelle Jones and her models enough for her generous decision to participate in this event.  They were so professional and knew just what to do so the parade ran like a dream.  The models are all local ladies which we really like.  The gasps from the audience as they watched the garments on the cat walk was just great and the end result was that Art to Wear sales at the exhibition  were the highest ever. Ruth said that many pieces could have been sold two or three times over!!

AM Management is the South West's newest talent management group.  It has been established by Michelle Jones who has many years of experience in the modelling/talent management business.  .  Her  professionalism and enthusiasm for the opening of the Stirling Street Arts Centre's exhibition  was really appreciated by the Stirling Street Board.

Thank you Michelle.  We would recommend your services to any organisation.  Michelle can be contacted by clicking  here.

(Note, we hope to have some photos from the Fashion Parade soon for you to enjoy).

Hello Again

Apologies for not posting for so long here at Felt Central.

We do have the excuse of being a tad busy with the 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence. But that seem so long ago now and whilst it was all fun and fabulous we now must be off to our next adventure in felt and we certainly have not been letting the grass grow under our feet.

Many thanks to Kerri, who was organising our stall at the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School fare at the weekend.  We'll hear more from her shortly about how we did there.

We'll also be bringing you some pictures from the Stirling Street Arts Centre annual Fire, Fibre and Fine Arts exhibition.   So keep reading.

In the meantime, here are some pictures of the felt on display at the Convergence -

And these are from FeltWEST's fabulous display there -

All fabulous felt things.  We bought lots!!