Felting ‘Painted Landscapes’ with Olga Finkel
September 1 @ 9:30 am - September 2 @ 4:30 pm$165
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In this workshop you will be introduced to my method of ” painting with wool” where prefelt will be your canvas, felt needle your brush and wool fibre your paint. You will have the choice of one of two pictures (below) to make an autumn landscape using a paper pattern, concentrating on precise lines while also having the freedom to express your creativity. At the end of the workshop we will discuss different methods of framing.
Skills level in wet felting – intermediate.
Olga Finkel is an innovative felt artist who uses her skills in design, fine art and felting to create her wool paintings. Born and educated in Ukraine, she lives in Melbourne now. After successful career as a fashion and millinery designer, Olga fell in love with felting and totally dedicated herself to it.
She constantly searches for new possibilities of felting and fights it’s limitations. Using various fibres Olga creates pieces of unique texture and colour, exhibiting in and around Melbourne.
Student requirement list:
Bubble wrap (a piece not less than 90×70cm)
Rolling stick 80-90cm long
Old stocking or elastic for tying a roll
Liquid soap and sprinkling bottle
Piece of nylon netting approx. 60×80cm
Two old towels
Scissors small and large
Ruler 1m and tape measure
Bucket and rubber gloves
Pencil and rubber
Felting needles 2-3pc
Merino wool tops (18-20 micron) – primarily natural, greys, lemon, orange, brown and other autumn colours
Natural color prefelt – one piece 54-78cm (will be available for purchase *see note below)
Silk spun mulberry throwsters and other silk fibres in orange and autumn colours, approx 20g (will be available for purchase *see note below)
*Note: Olga will have suitable natural prefelt available for purchase, cut to size @ $8.00 per piece, plus silk spun mulberry throwsters @ $5.00 per 20g.
**For the colour reference see the pictures above