In this two-day workshop, we will create fabulous felt vessels inspired from nature. You may choose to make a vessel with cracks resembling the parched desert floor, or a vessel resembling a woodsy forest floor. Come and explore methods of creating great visual interest through a fabulous, highly textured surface. We will form our 3D wet-felted vessels using a flat resist (or for the cracked earth surface, a double resist). Felting with a resist(s) will produce a seamless, hollow shape. You will love the technique and tips offered in this workshop and will find numerous ways of incorporating these methods in future projects, such as bags, hats, and wall-hangings.
Dawn Edwards is a felt/fiber artist specializing in fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats. She lives and works from her home studio in Plainwell, MI, and sells her work under the name of Felt So Right through specialty retail, boutique and gallery shops throughout the United States. Dawn states, ‘I believe that we are all artists….That it is the soul deep need to create. I love and appreciate so many of the arts, but I have found my passion through feltmaking. I have studied, and worked with numerous renowned felt artists and treasured friends from around the world. Feltmaking has truly opened windows to the world for me and I am grateful for this most wonderful opportunity.’
Dawn has taught extensively within the U.S. and also internationally. Her felt works have appeared in exhibitions, art shows, magazines and books. Dawn recently won the Mad Hatter’s Society 3rd Annual Hatmaking Competition (2014) judged by Couture Milliner, Arturo Rios. Dawn and good friend, Nicola Brown of Ireland, are the coordinators of ‘Felt United’, which is celebrated internationally and annually on the first Saturday of October, with the goal of connecting feltmakers around the globe…Everybody in their own way, all united by working on the same theme, same day, same joy…but different ideas.