Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5 minutes with… Pam de Groot Fibre & Textile art

small bowls & vessels of promise

What do you do?
I work with the ancient craft of felting in new and innovative ways. Felting is everything you should never do to a jumper and a little bit more. This medium is able to be as gossamer as fairies wings, or firm as a rock.

Can you please walk us through making one of your products, from conception through completion, in 5 steps?
Step one. Take the wool fleece and lay out as many layers as is required for the project.
Step two. Add warm soapy water
Step three. Rub gently to entangle the fibres
Step four. Roll the fibres to entangle the fibres more to create a fabric.
Step five. Rinse and allow to dry.
Obviously there is more to it than that, but those steps are the general basis of all feltmaking and the rest is all MAGIC!

Where can we find you?
I can be found at www.pamdegroot.blogspot.com or email at pamdegroot.fibre[at]gmail.com

What are you looking forward to showing off at Mountain Makers?
I will be exhibiting a range of items from wearable art cloth, bags and hats to felted soap.

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