Saturday, June 16, 2012
This week I had a few students who just wanted to try experimental work with felt and ebru. First I had Caleb Calabro, fashion designer from Sydney,Australia. Caleb was interested in exploring the medim of felt to work into his avantguard fashions for the first time. Caleb created two organic white felt pieces which initially were intended to be spats, however Caleb may change his mind a few times before he is finnished. My second student was Roxane from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roxane is also a designer of unique textiles. Roxan works mostly with knitted and woven goods so she was exploring the pssibilities of ebru painting on varrious textile surfaces. Meanwhile I have been working on felt yardage for boots
Monday, June 11, 2012
We finnished 6 janissary hats for a group of Turkish musicians to wear on a trip to Korea. It was a group effort with a little bit of creative play at the end. We hopr to make a more traditional feeling metal piece for the front when they return.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Pinar worked on translating her wonderful hat sketches into felt work. The sketches were based on traditional ottoman hats for women, with an obvious contemporary twist. Playing with both color and texture, the hats evolved into sculptural pieces.