I love to felt bags because I think the size, model or colour of the bag is representative of us. My bag is one of my best friends because she is with me all day long. I will show you some pieces, all of them were made for custom orders. After the bag is felted I use leather and embroidery to create something different and beautiful, my style.
This is my favorite work, because here the archaic motifs are the base but the colours and curves make this work to be a modern piece. It’s wet felting technique, first the design and than the 3 layers of wool. (rolling)
This is a wet felted rug with archaic motif from Turkmenistan. It was a long process, about 1 weeks work. First I started on bubble wrap with design (wet pencil roving), then I filled with coloured wool and then on the top I put it 3 layers of wool. With rolling technique I finished the rug.
These wall hangings were made for a customer order. The idea was to be something modern but inspired from archaic motifs. I love the central Asian motifs, so I decided to use these curves in different ways. I used the wet felting technique, first the design with pencil roving, then the coloured wool and finally the 3 layers of wool. With lot of rolling and work I finished these wall hangings.
Today I have posted pictures with workshops that I have taught. I love to teach and have workshops every week. I think that when I teach , I have a different connection with each participant as we speak the same “language “. Its easy to create beautiful felted products with this rapport.
Hi, I want to show you my favourite slippers made for custom orders. They where made with a lot of work, the leather sole was sewed by hand.
I made slippers for my family, we love them, they are warm and comfortable.
If you are interested, I have a tutorial with slippers, (with cost), has no text, just video, but I can tell you that everyone managed to make slippers after they watched this. This link is to a YouTube trailer with Ildi’s contact information at the end if you would like to contact her about the tutorial.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
When I’m felting scarves, I’m trying to play with colours in such a way as nature is changing around us. I love the colours of autumn, spring, summer and the innocence of white winter. It’s important for me that every part of the scarf, fiber, wool, silk and gauze, at the end of the felting process, become colourful art. For the base I usually use hand dyed gauze and silk, and on the top Australian merino wool and wool yarn. After I finish the design, I use the rolling technique. For me it’s a pleasure to felt scarves and I recommend that everyone try!
This a wet felting work, one of my favourites, it was made for customer order. I loved to combine the natural colours. All of these colours are hand-dyed.
First I made the design with wool pencil roving and then filled it in with wet wool. After that, I covered it with 3 layers of wool and with the rolling technique finished the wallhanging.
This tree is reflecting our “road” in life, how we evolve and how we manage to handle challenges, day by day…
It was a great project, with a lot of work but it was a lot of fun, with exciting minutes during the felting progress.
The story of these wall hangings started when I decided to take part in an exhibition. I wanted to create something with an ancient design but I wanted it to be integrated into our lifestyle and modern times.
So I decided to make a wall hanging with a gates design. Everyone has gates in his/her life. We have to go through them with a lot of work but finally we succeed. We can talk about emotional gates too, these are often difficult to manage in our life.
First I made the white one, I chose more natural colours.
The design is cut from prefelt and than covered with 3 layers of wool.
I used a rolling technique , I worked about 4 days, but I loved every minute.
After a while I decided to try this design with other colours, same design with few changes, but the same inspiration . I like both wall hangings🙂
This is a wet felted wall hanging, it was made for a customer order. She wanted something modern but with not too many colours.
So I started with wool yarn to make the design.
As I started the process, I was inspired and I knew it will look great.
Than I filled with wet coloured wool and than covered with layers of wool.
The felting process take about 3 days of hard work for me.
The customer was very pleased. I hope you enjoy my work!