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Gallery of projects from Felt magazine, Vintage Made magazine, Yarn magazine, Embellish magazine and Textile Fibre Forum magazine. This gallery will showcase readers remakes of ArtWear projects and designs.

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I decided to go back to basics and use just black and white. This freed my mind from thinking about tying them together with a theme as that was already established. I then began to explore texture, pattern and design using whatever I had to hand. I had some wool yarn scraps picked up from Bendigo which I knitted up with my own unique lace work (very unique!). Back To Basics, Wool Yarn, Felt, Textiles, Explore, Black And White, Gallery, Unique, Lace

I decided to go back to basics and use just black and white. This freed my mind from thinking about tying them together with a theme as that was already established. I then began to explore texture, pattern and design using whatever I had to hand. I had some wool yarn scraps picked up from Bendigo which I knitted up with my own unique lace work (very unique!).

An experiment with eight pieces of silk thread. I was playing with how many ways could the threads be arranged in a geometric form. Pairs of thread were taboo, the colour felt and the thread to remain the same. This experiment was with an eye to incorporating these pre-felts into a future piece. Geometric Form, Silk Thread, Experiment, Felt, Pairs, Colour, Future, Gallery, Felting

An experiment with eight pieces of silk thread. I was playing with how many ways could the threads be arranged in a geometric form. Pairs of thread were taboo, the colour felt and the thread to remain the same. This experiment was with an eye to incorporating these pre-felts into a future piece.

Blocks laid out on a base of cotton scrim overlaid with merino (two colours) and scattered with fine muslin pieces for texture and some curly roving drizzled over the merino. This was more about the materials. I was interested to see how the cotton felted in. Overlays, Curly, Felt, Base, Colours, Texture, Gallery, Projects, Cotton

Blocks laid out on a base of cotton scrim overlaid with merino (two colours) and scattered with fine muslin pieces for texture and some curly roving drizzled over the merino. This was more about the materials. I was interested to see how the cotton felted in.

Here is an attempt at the 9 Square challenge - the finished squares are not really exciting but it was definitely a worthwhile exercise.   I wanted to experiment with pieces of silk and a few fibres (crossbred fleece, fine Merino and Camel) so I didn't procrastinate about the colours. The silk/fine Merino combination felted well but other squares were more visually pleasing. A faint smell of eucalyptus unexpectedly emerged from some of the squares which had natural-dyed fleece. 9 Square, Experiment, Camel, Challenges, Felt, Colours, Exercise, Natural, Gallery

Here is an attempt at the 9 Square challenge - the finished squares are not really exciting but it was definitely a worthwhile exercise. I wanted to experiment with pieces of silk and a few fibres (crossbred fleece, fine Merino and Camel) so I didn't procrastinate about the colours. The silk/fine Merino combination felted well but other squares were more visually pleasing. A faint smell of eucalyptus unexpectedly emerged from some of the squares which had natural-dyed fleece.

I have an upcoming exhibition titled “Wanderings”. I created nine rectangular felted pieces based on my Cooper Creek photos, experimenting with colours, shapes and textures to achieve a finished artwork 600x300 incorporating six of the samples. I then chose 8 and 9 to make larger pieces for the exhibition. Larger, Embellishments, Felt, Colours, Shapes, Texture, Create, Gallery, Artwork

I have an upcoming exhibition titled “Wanderings”. I created nine rectangular felted pieces based on my Cooper Creek photos, experimenting with colours, shapes and textures to achieve a finished artwork 600x300 incorporating six of the samples. I then chose 8 and 9 to make larger pieces for the exhibition.

My challenge was to represent the circle in felt as surface decoration in 9 different techniques in 2D and 3D forms using a limited palette of black, white for maximum contrast and touches of red.   I have used resists in various ways incorporating silks and bamboo fibre as well as exploring the characteristics of BFL and merino wool. Merino Wool, 2d, Exploring, Bamboo, Contrast, Surface, Palette, Black White, Challenges

My challenge was to represent the circle in felt as surface decoration in 9 different techniques in 2D and 3D forms using a limited palette of black, white for maximum contrast and touches of red. I have used resists in various ways incorporating silks and bamboo fibre as well as exploring the characteristics of BFL and merino wool.

My 9 squares explore the ideas of line, vertical, horizontal and random; materials, merino rovings, knitting yarn and tissue silk; and technique, hand felt, nuno felt, knitting and crochet – set against a background colour palette of shades of green and blue plus white.  And thank you and the magazine for putting on the challenge - got me back into making felt after many months of idleness. Background Colour, Nuno Felting, Knitting Yarn, Shades Of Green, Colorful Backgrounds, Squares, Knit Crochet, Palette, Challenge

My 9 squares explore the ideas of line, vertical, horizontal and random; materials, merino rovings, knitting yarn and tissue silk; and technique, hand felt, nuno felt, knitting and crochet – set against a background colour palette of shades of green and blue plus white. And thank you and the magazine for putting on the challenge - got me back into making felt after many months of idleness.

My challenge used a printed scarf, the geometric patterns appealed and I have reinterpret them in a different way. Changing the placement, alternating the materials and limiting colour, and by giving line, design and placement of pieces more emphasis. I used little or no texture to let the patterns speak. Geometric Patterns, Challenges, Felt, Colour, Texture, Printed, Gallery, Projects, Design

My challenge used a printed scarf, the geometric patterns appealed and I have reinterpret them in a different way. Changing the placement, alternating the materials and limiting colour, and by giving line, design and placement of pieces more emphasis. I used little or no texture to let the patterns speak.

My challenge was to use multi-coloured merino fleece, Silky Chiffon fabric and yarn crocheted chains. The samples use the merino fleece and chiffon with varying toppings of crocheted motifs and fleece. The samples are required to be interesting on both the front and the back to produce a reversible fabric Crochet Chain, Chiffon Fabric, Chains, Challenge, Felt, Gallery, Projects, Felting, Blue Prints

My challenge was to use multi-coloured merino fleece, Silky Chiffon fabric and yarn crocheted chains. The samples use the merino fleece and chiffon with varying toppings of crocheted motifs and fleece. The samples are required to be interesting on both the front and the back to produce a reversible fabric

The interaction of various fibres mixtures gave rise to this project. Each square is a different combination of wool, wool yarn, wool pencil roving, silk, alpaca and silk fabric. I noticed that wool fibre melds with alpaca but alpaca fibres are drawn through the silk fibre and the silk loses some of its sheen.  It turned out to be very worthwhile as a future reference. Wool Yarn, Silk Fabric, Fiber, Pencil, Future, Gallery, Projects, Future Tense, Blue Prints

The interaction of various fibres mixtures gave rise to this project. Each square is a different combination of wool, wool yarn, wool pencil roving, silk, alpaca and silk fabric. I noticed that wool fibre melds with alpaca but alpaca fibres are drawn through the silk fibre and the silk loses some of its sheen. It turned out to be very worthwhile as a future reference.

My challenge was trying out new wool colours, using pre felts combined with silk fabric, silk fibre and yarn. I made a big piece to pre felt stage and used a cardboard window to select areas to cut into nine squares Silk Fabric, Squares, Fiber, Stage, Challenge, Felt, Window, Colours, Wool

My challenge was trying out new wool colours, using pre felts combined with silk fabric, silk fibre and yarn. I made a big piece to pre felt stage and used a cardboard window to select areas to cut into nine squares

Autumn Colour Shape Texture  Using yellow, orange and cream silk slivers, silk thread, cotton gauze, blended wool slivers and pre-felt on a base layer of brown Melanian wool blended with fawn and butterscotch wool rovings to discover how they would felt to give an impression of autumn.

Autumn Colour Shape Texture Using yellow, orange and cream silk slivers, silk thread, cotton gauze, blended wool slivers and pre-felt on a base layer of brown Melanian wool blended with fawn and butterscotch wool rovings to discover how they would felt to give an impression of autumn.

I am relatively new to felting and have attended some workshops. So many different aspects to felting. I am enjoying this new medium  I attended a workshop with Nancy Ballesteros in the Grampians this year. She demonstrated silk paper and I was fascinated. We didn't have time to explore further so I decided that with this challenge I would try it out. I used dyed tussah silk and silk hankies then cut, folded and manipulated the paper onto fine merino squares. Challenge Me, New Media, Have Time, Felting, Squares, Workshop, Quilts, Explore, Silk

I am relatively new to felting and have attended some workshops. So many different aspects to felting. I am enjoying this new medium I attended a workshop with Nancy Ballesteros in the Grampians this year. She demonstrated silk paper and I was fascinated. We didn't have time to explore further so I decided that with this challenge I would try it out. I used dyed tussah silk and silk hankies then cut, folded and manipulated the paper onto fine merino squares.

I am relatively new to felting and have attended some workshops. So many different aspects to felting. I am enjoying this new medium  I attended a workshop with Nancy Ballesteros in the Grampians this year. She demonstrated silk paper and I was fascinated. We didn't have time to explore further so I decided that with this challenge I would try it out. I used dyed tussah silk and silk hankies then cut, folded and manipulated the paper onto fine merino squares. Felting Tutorials, Wet Felting, New Media, Have Time, Squares, Embellishments, Workshop, Challenge, Textiles

I am relatively new to felting and have attended some workshops. So many different aspects to felting. I am enjoying this new medium I attended a workshop with Nancy Ballesteros in the Grampians this year. She demonstrated silk paper and I was fascinated. We didn't have time to explore further so I decided that with this challenge I would try it out. I used dyed tussah silk and silk hankies then cut, folded and manipulated the paper onto fine merino squares.

I used black and white prefelts cut into squares. I wanted to weave them and have a continuous black path through all 9 while at the same time gradually building up the black by adding one more black line each time either vertically or horizontally, sometimes a little more.  I think it worked except maybe for the last one but by then my mind was so confused I didn’t do it again!  Is that enough? I certainly found it challenging. Felting Tutorials, Confused, Squares, Things To Think About, Weave, Projects To Try, Challenges, Black And White, Gallery

I used black and white prefelts cut into squares. I wanted to weave them and have a continuous black path through all 9 while at the same time gradually building up the black by adding one more black line each time either vertically or horizontally, sometimes a little more. I think it worked except maybe for the last one but by then my mind was so confused I didn’t do it again! Is that enough? I certainly found it challenging.

For my own challenge I made nine 23cm x 23cm (9inch x 9inch) squares with a layered base of silk crepe, wool prefelt and merino tops in berry shades.  From the challenge key words I chose colour contrast, limited shapes and placement. Each square has 3 clouds, 3 hills and 3 stylised trees. Colour Contrast, Silk Crepe, Squares, Berry, Challenge, Felt, Trees, Base, Clouds

For my own challenge I made nine 23cm x 23cm (9inch x 9inch) squares with a layered base of silk crepe, wool prefelt and merino tops in berry shades. From the challenge key words I chose colour contrast, limited shapes and placement. Each square has 3 clouds, 3 hills and 3 stylised trees.