Monday, March 31, 2008

Three-Dimensional Mini-Handbags

Well, I mulled it over and finally signed up for Lisa Klakulak's Felting Three-Dimensional Mini-Handbags class at the Midwest Felting Symposium. I did want to take Leslie Sampson's courses, too, so I'll just have to hope she teaches next year. Lisa's website is http://www.strongfelt.com/. She has some pretty amazing work pictured there.

Here is the description of the mini-handbag class:
Focusing on the element of form, participants will use an individually designed two-dimensional canvas resist to create a unique three-dimensional handbag incorporating a solid felt cord handle. Color theory will be discussed and a variety of surface design possibilities will be explored incorporating threads and using partial felting techniques for defined shapes and images. Suggestions for bag closures will be presented accompanied by a group brainstorming to bring forth innovative ideas! These visually delicate mini handbags will be structurally durable as a result of numerous, thin and consistent layers fulled tightly to achieve a surface with no hint of individual fiber striations.

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