Renata Felt

All of my works are made only in wet felt. No needle felt, no prefelts...

Monday, February 22, 2016

Wild Roses. OOAK

I start new work. It must be gentle and light like spring...
 
 



I think it little bit too bright:

 
 
 
After felt it looks more dusty and I like it more:


 
 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Autumn. OOAK

I finish this work. After felt it is more dusty, more dark. Like evening after shower of hail in early autumn. I love these dark basis
 

Size:. 42 x 52 cm; only wet felt (no needle felt, no prefelt)       

Monday, February 15, 2016

New work with sunflower

I started new picture - Sunflower. The basis for this picture is finnish wool batts http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/products/313/carded_wool_batts/finnish_batts.htm I understand that the basis will "eat" the picture and in result it will be less bright. Will wait the result and will see:)
 Today I show some photo of proccess of painting.




 
 
 

Wall hanging TULIPS. OOAK


Carded wool/ wool batts. Size: 58 x 60 cm.
Just wet felt, as always. A unique technique used here to bring together and blend twenty to forty colors of wool in one single painting to make it look more vivid and voluminous.
If you want to try this technic I recomend to read my book https://www.etsy.com/listing/224559475/watercolour-painting-with-wool-book-by?ref=shop_home_active_4

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Teaching at KreaTov 2016

I am want to let you know I will be teaching in Sweden, KreaTov 2016. It will be in Gotland this summer.




INFORMATION ABOUT KREATOV 2016
 This year's theme is Felted Art. Here you can learn to paint with wool or other ways to create felted art - animals, sculptures, carpets, clothing and jewelry. You can also learn to work with different techniques for texture and expression in felt. The main language of the symposium is Swedish, but don´t let that stop you from participating – the most practical language will be used at the courses!
 
KreaTov starts Sunday July 31th at 5 pm and ends Thursday Aug 4th at 2.30 pm. KreaTov takes place at Gotlands folkhögskola in Hemse (a school for adult education) and is arranged by The Handicraft association of Gotland, in cooperation with Anso Norling at Gotlands Museum.


During the symposium you will get:
 
• Two courses of your choice. You choose your courses when you register

• Lectures

• Excursion

• Exhibitions. We will show an exhibition with Erik Torstensson on Gotland Art Museum

• Meals – breakfast, coffee, lunch, coffee, dinner and an evening snack
 
The fee for participation, room and board is 5500 SEK (double room with shower and toilet). Single rooms may, depending on demand, be obtained for 6000 SEK. If you want to stay an extra night at the school, please contact Daniel Malm, +46 498 20 36 50, e-mail daniel.malm.gotland@folkbildning.net

If you arrange your own accomodation the participation fee is 4000 SEK, and it includes the full symposium programme and all meals apart from breakfast. You find information about accommodation on the website: www.gotland.net

Cost of materials is not included in the participation fee! Materials will be available for purchase on site.

Registration is done on a special form, where you specify which courses you want to take and how you want to stay.



Travel to and from Gotland:
 
By boat: Destination Gotland, www.destinationgotland.se or +46 771 22 33 00.

By airplane: Gotlandflyg, www.gotlandsflyg.se . Bus from the airport: www.flygbussarna.se/visby

Gotland public transport (buses Visby-Hemse): www.gotland.se/1067 or +46 498 218 218

Questions? If you have any questions about KreaTov, please contact Anso Norling, see below.


Welcome to KreaTov 2016!
Anso Norling, Gotlands Museum
anso.norling@gotlandsmuseum.se

COURSES AT KREATOV 2016 – FELTED ART
ANIMALS AND FIGURES
Teacher: Erik Torstensson, Gothenburg
9 hours

We discuss different ways to create animals and figures made of wool mixed with other materials, such as wires, ball of yarn or fabric. After a simple sketch work, we see how different technologies can be combined, then our creation begins!


 
 
COSTUME DESIGN FOR FELT
Teacher: Vera Frederiksen Zhotkevich, Karlskrona
9 hours
 
We are working on ideas for costume design. You learn how to adapt a pattern and technical secrets behind a comfortable felted garment. We study methods for laying out wool, combining different wool with different fabrics, teach us how to make textures and varying surfaces and transfer their thoughts and fantasies to the material.
 

 ARTFUL JEWELRY
Teacher: Åsa Ganell, Sveg
9 hours
 
We felt expressive pieces of jewelery, you can put them together into what you want to wear. A chain around your neck, a bracelet of cubes, one pin of flowers and leaves; plates, balls, pegs and cords ...
 
 

LUMINARIES
Teacher: Yulia Badian, London, GB
9 hours
Language: English
 
Luminaries are small sculptural pieces that are felted over a circular resist. The color comes from a LED-light inside them. They are a delight to make and use a variety of techniques to create transparency and strength. You will use one of the strong wools, silk fabric and locks for embellishment and texture.
 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH WOOL
Teacher: Renata Kraus, Vilnius, Lithuania
9 hours
Languag: English
 
It is fun to paint with wool and you don´t need to be a painter! Renata shows how to create a picture and how to work with colors for the right expression. Everything is wet-felted. Your picture can be used on an object, like a bag, or hang pretty on a wall.

 GREAT PATTERNED CARPET
Teacher: Anna Westin, Falun
9 hours
 
A course for those who want to explore patterns and felt large and thick. We make a carpet inspired by Gotlandic picture stones and try to get the carpet rough like real stone! Be prepared for both knee and footwork! You'll learn more about patterned carpets, how to compose and enlarge a pattern. All participants contribute with different parts of the image composition.
 

 ORIGAMI TWISTS Teacher: Yulia Badian, London, GB
9 hours
Language: English
 
Origami Twists are felted over a circular resist. They are worked inside out and use “double silk” for shimmer, texture and strength. You will be working with Merino and a variety of silk fibers and fabrics and learn to permanently fold a circle into a mandala.
 

SHIBORI IN FELT
Teacher: Gunilla Östbom, Gotland
9 hours
 
You will learn how to make different folds and pleats and pattern felt by tying into objects that will leave an impression. The technique is called shibori in Japanese. If you want a special color on the felt you can try to dye wool, it gives a clearer pattern. You will also work with nunofelting. And suddenly you get more opportunities for design. Color only wool, color only silk, color all or nothing!
 

SCULPTURE IN WOOL
Teacher: Paula Liinpää-Obenius, Töreboda
9 hours
 
Create a sculpture that will withstand the elements, be used in theater or play, or perhaps displayed in an exhibition ... This course gives you the knowledge and desire, anything is possible! We work with wet-felting, reservations, texture, other materials. It will be much shrinkage and powerful felting. The idea for the sculpture can come from nature, geometry, architecture.
 
 
 


 
 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tulip








After 12 hours........Carded wool, no prefelt, no needle felt... After few days you will see the result;)


KreaTov 2016, Gotland. Sweden

I will teach at KreaTov 2016, Gotland. If you want to try to paint with wool, just come to Gotland! More information: http://hemslojdenpagotland.se/?page_id=2995

This work was made at workshop in Lublin, Poland (2015). You can do the same too:)

10/25 Week with felts

Clouds. Just wet felt, no needle felt...as always:)

 
 
60x60 cm. Carded wool, wool nepps