What a wonderful day , the scent of the vibrant yellow rapeseed flower rippling beneath the strong structural circle of the old gas tower in the fields adjoining the beautiful new Dunfermline High School.
With a group of 20 S3 and S4 art students and great interaction from the teachers in the department we had a wonderful day of play and investigation of textiles.
We covered techniques such as wet felting, needle felting and repeat design possibilities. It was like planting seeds in a steamy jungle – the group immediately saw the potential of using the investigative samples of ‘play’ for their portfolios and developed some great ideas.
Felted wool on wire experiment
I learned so much too, as happens on these exchanges which are so important to inspire future artists .
Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff in the art department who extended their already long day to learn a little about felt making to facilitate the legacy of the seeds sown for textiles in the department.
I look forward to visiting the school again in the future and see how felt making has blossomed.