Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Workshop of brilliance 很棒的工作坊

               Vilte Kazlauskaite and Irit Dulman are brilliant textile artists.  Their nuno felt and eco print works are awesome.  I learnt from Vilte nuno felt dress making two years ago (post of the dress). Since the announcement of workshops of wild fleece manipulation combine with eco printing were to take place in California, I was delighted to sign up immediately.  
在加州的羊毛混絲戟絨工作坊使我眼界大開, 回來馬上做一些實習, 現在滿腦點子. Vilte KazlauskaiteIrit Dulman 不愧是大師, 學生在他們指導下製作出各式各樣的作品, 其實學員中有好幾位已是業內的表表者, 能夠與他們同場學習, 獲益良多. 
After the marvelous workshops in Pacific Grove, Monterey, my head is full of inspiration. Can't wait to do some experiments with the techiques learnt.This post captures the gorgeous works by students who broadened my horizon in nuno felt and eco print. Indeed some of them are already renowned in the field. Such a good moment to share.......
Pity for my friend Melinda's illness I took her place on the first day to refresh myself the skills of "beyond the surface".  Sample scarfs with the fancy ruffles and flowers were made.  Glad she's in good shape now.
Class started in the spacious room
After samples of wild fleece manipulation and the dresses made,  time for  "road show" .....
Ama and our amazing teachers Vilte and Irit
Elegant Ama in her pure white dress
Very find and detailed surface
Pretty Raisa
Confident Marilou in her eco print coat
Awesome sculptured wrap
Doris' unique design
                    Nika's shawl with textural and color after dyed is wonderful                
Nina's chic coat with wild fleece !
My white vest after eco print with euc leaves

My piece with wild fleece manipulated 
The shawl with sculptured surface is what I wanted to learn
Irit briefed us the eco print methods and layout
Hunting for our treasures
Unbundled my eco print scarf with local leaves
Delighted to see the bold and bright prints
Bold prints of Tash's dress I love most.
My wild fleece and sculptured shawls dyed in onion skin and euc pots
 A few of our group
We're busy to capture the pretty dresses after the workshop
On my last day, I woke up in the early morning and walked to the beach just wanted to see the stunning sunrise.....
Listen to the voice of wave.......
Still at the other side......

My days in California was brimming with loads of friendship, met my fb friends in real,  new skills of nuno felt and eco print.  I'm addicted....... can't stop doing more and more experiments.  Got inspired of wool felt and natural print / dye.
在陽光燦爛, 風光如畫的 Monterey 學習, 與 fb 朋友見面...... 好一個豐盛之旅 !
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Left my heart in San Francisco 三藩市最後足印

I left my heart in San Francisco. Last glimpse with a walk in China Town, in the waterfront.  Alone as the sea gull but enjoy the views. Love the waves, love the trees, love the leaves.
A walk up the Fort Mason, picked some windfalls, the maples and euc leaves  surely be good memories of the place. Bring the heart of maples home in less than 25 hours. Will be glad to see my loved ones soon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wool felt handbag making 羊毛手袋製作

During my first 10 days in CA I stayed with my friend Melinda. It's fun to share what we passionate about.  She loves the wool felt handbag I learnt from Nicola Brown.  The brown & white flap style she loves most.  She's quite well considered for the infringement of teachers  techniques though it's really my pleasure to share the fun. She said she just wanted to make the flap a "peacock eye" , so we made the style of this one. We used the red merino wool, white curly fleece and purple dyed chiffon to make the nuno felt flower. She's going to put on a crystal-like eye on it.  The bag has strap, inner pocket and the button loop all made in one go. This is  quite an interesting skill to make it.  I'm so happy to share with like-minded friends whatever I know. Melinda is a good hand of knitting. She made me lots of awesome stuff. One of the things the cowl I'm on in the last picture is truly a pretty accessory for my trip here.  She taught me knitting but I'm too behind. I will surly practise when back home. 這次加州假期 在Melinda 家中住宿期間我們分享大家的興趣,我教她做羊毛手袋,她教我編織,但我比較鈍呢! 她給我好多好多美麗東西,那桃紅的 neck warmer 是其中一件。謝謝你Melinda, 我又食又住又拎. 〜.〜 。

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