Archive for October, 2013

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Felt vessels

October 20, 2013

IMG_1633A beautiful Nuno felted Vessel by Liz Serrano. Sunday Oct 13 2013.

I’ve never put fabric into a vessel before. Liz put in some black and white silk she painted in a Procion dye class we did years ago. The painted fabric makes beautiful marks .

I will be teaching how to make vessels Sat Nov. 9 , both my coiling method and the traditional method using a resist. I ‘ve been having an avalanche of people signing up and not prepaying and then canceling at the last minute. I think I need to set up a PayPal account to make it easier for everyone. Stay tuned. In the mean time if you want to make vessels e-mail me at c.hoffberg@deepcolorstudio.com

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Felting into Silk , Mendocino

October 9, 2013

CH-CarolCarol Field felting at The Mendocino Art Center Sept 20 2013.

A few weeks ago I loaded up my entire felting studio into my 20 year old Isuzu trooper and drove it up to The Mendocino Art Center to teach a Wool, Felt And Silk class. It was a lot of packing, thin plastic , ridged plastic, buckets, rollers, rainbow wool and silk, sponges… ” Whose silly idea was this ?” I kept muttering. And of course it was mine.

Mendocino Ca is sublimely beautiful , a weirdly New Englandy looking town on the bluffs of The Pacific ocean right where the  Big River flows into the sea.  The Good Life Cafe has great kale salad The felting studio was very nice although it has no felting equipment hence all the hauling. I had a class of 5 people, 2 of them over 80 , which provided new challenges.  There seems to be an unending interest in felting into silk fabric and making wraps , scarves and clothes. Felting is an amazing transformation of bits of colored dry wool into shimmering fabrics . It was funny , I would get into my teaching mind and forget I was in Mendocino. Then I would walk outside and see the uplifting sky and glowing green trees and the white oceany light and I would marvel.

Here are some more pictures of felting.

You can come and felt into fabric yourself this Sunday Oct 13 right here in my studio if you in the Bay Area.

CH5CH-Carol4CH-Cloud4All these lovely pictures were taken by the Textile Artist in Residence at The Mendocino Art Center  Mickey McCormac.

the next felting classes at DeepColor Studio are

Sunday Oct 13 Fundamentals Of Nuno felting

Sat Nov 9 Felted Things To Wear

Sat Dec 14 Experimental Felting 3-d Shibori