Nuno Felting or Water Felting

Nuno Felting Art Piece

First piece and I love it

 

I have enrolled in a nuno felting workshop at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and I love this technique.  This is my first piece and it demanded that I frame it. 

I loved the quiet gentleness that it requires while laying out the wisps of wool roving in the design that you are making.  One cough or sneeze and it is ruined.  The soft fluffy feeling of the wisps as you pull them from the bundle of wool fibers.  So quiet, so intense and then bammmm you get to scrub your heart out and take out all the days pent-up aggressions out on this delicate little piece of art.  Once felted, it’s rinsed clean and then you get to slam it down on a hard surface a few times.  It’s a wonderful process.

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About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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