Laurence is taking a short holiday back in Australia so this keeper can let you have a peek from down here, and send you BFG news and check out the Cape Town felting/textile scene for you.........
Jean demonstrated her stunning warm double layered neckpieces at the July winter meeting just in time..........
|Winter analysis by Peter Booth|
|Which way up?|
|That moment of cutting|
|Jean models her finished scarf|
Later in July, BFG members and a couple of invited guests were treated to a 2 day workshop by the innovative and charming Andrea Noeske-Parada, who shared her explorations into origami [Traditional Japanese paper folding].
Instead of paper she uses fine wool felt, which she ultimately shapes into all manner of body adornments. Andrea also builds geometric structures into a number of forms, in the footsteps of French artist Victor Vaserely. He produced amazing optical illusions using endless permutations of geometric forms. Andrea challenged our perceptions of what can be done with felt
|A happy, well satisfied group|
|Our efforts many completed|
|Andrea accepts a presentation from Colleen|
|More completed work|
|Jean diligently eases her pieces together|
|Some finishing touches|
|Maureen gets it together|
|Penny's piece is almost there|
|Andrea shows how it is done|
|Conversion...from paper to felt!|
|Funny how we could not get away from geometric shapes all day!|
|Some members relaxing with Andrea over dinner after all those geometric challenges|