Laurence preens himself in the knowledge that his keepers have hosted another fantastic workshop in the closing days of October.....SHOES AND BAGS
Months of prior planning culminated in NATALYA BRASHOVETSKA bringing to the Bunbury Felters a comprehensive and bespoke shoe and bag workshop at Stirling Street Art Centre in Bunbury.
Our group was the final of her Australian workshops, after several in the Eastern State and the Great Southern Workshops.
Natalya had honed her shoe making skills to precision. Her confidence and obvious expertise were plainly evident. The group worked with unfamiliar wool and new techniques, and after 3 long, intense but rewarding days produced shoes that looked like they might have been bought in a shop. The last details were to be attended to at home.
She gave as much information as she could to enable the participants to make a veritable wardrobe of personalised shoes, if we chose to do so.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO NATALYA FOR HER PERSISTENCE AND PATIENCE
|Colleen with her guest Natalya|
|Sorting out Bergschaff batts|
|Day 1: Planning and templates|
|Hard work! Jen gives Jean a massage|
|Jean gets her hands wet|
Jane using her muscles to get those shoes felted
|Natalie & Natalya pictures of concentration|
........Trying to get it just right
|Lee working hard at felting those shoes!|
|Jane sanding her bag|
|Natalya demonstrates gathering up a bag|
|At the end of 3 days of work...Natalya proudly shows her students' achievements|