Three Things; Works in Progress – Sue Felting

Sue Barnes Nuno Felting

Our works in progress today are from Sue and are some exploratory pieces of felting. We love hosting creative courses here at Shore Cottage Studio and we gain as much inspiration from our course participants as they do from us. Last week Laura welcomed Chris, a felt maker, onto her fused glass course. Whilst here Chris and Sue chatted about their love of textiles over morning coffee and Chris brought some of her own works for us to see on day two. Sue loved the Nuno felted pieces and decided to have a stab (needle felting pun, sorry) at doing some of her own.

Sue Barnes rust dyed silk and felted circles

Sue began with a rust dyed piece of silk that was already in her collection and added Nuno felted circles of raw unbleached fleece.

Nuno felted tideline

This piece is inspired by the textures of the tideline both the sea and the shore. Textures have been worked in raw and dyed wool.

Rusty nails felted into muslin

This final piece saw Sue trapping large rusty nails in between two layers of muslin by felting in a grid pattern around them. The piece was then wetted and allowed to begin to rust mark. For the purpose of this image I have placed a nail on the top of the piece to show where they are hidden in the fabric layers.

Sue may well have found a new passion, she is looking forward to buying some more felting fleece and fibre on our trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show. If you would like to join us you can find out more and book a seat on our minibus by clicking here.

If you would like to experiment with fabrics and fibres in our studio why not join Sue on her two day Explore, Design, Stitch course.