Dalmally Station textile workshop- painting with wool

This weekend was a great indulgent two days of looking at textile techniques to achieve ‘effects’ in felting to create landscapes.
Wool and feltmaking is often a wild thing, elusive in its nature to conform to its creators conceived image.
This workshop allowed students the time to look at design and technique as the main focus and of course the lovely felting machine did a lot of the physical work.
We began by really looking at not just our subject matter but the way in which each student was comfortable to learn, we pushed many of these boundaries over the two days and much was learned on many levels.
By using pastel chalks and blending them we got an idea of how the combinations of coloured wools would blend together. It was not about drawing but the placing of blocks of colours and a seed of inspiration for the landscape pieces.
The students worked so hard and we all delighted in lunches on the platform with the trains tooting by.
The gift of chocolates by the lovely Dreamtime Studio in Inverarey saw us through the tired moments.
A great weekend and a lovely group, thanks girls.

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