On Tuesday last week we gathered in Hula to make felt flames. Some of us had never made felt of any sort before but by the end of the session we’d made 12 needle felt fires on prefelt and an uncounted number of wet felted flames. Thank you to everyone who came and took part. I hope you had fun – I know I did.
I took the felt panels back to my studio and used the nuno felt technique to bond them to a piece of black silk chiffon. I added an all over pattern of flames on the back. This way both sides will look good if we hang it like a flag some time. I also made a lot more of the individual flames to make a lovely little bundle of fire.
On Saturday 6th October, the International Day of Felt, both pieces were displayed in public in keeping with the idea behind the day. As the main piece of work, the hanging was set up on the mirror wall in Hula Juice Bar and Cafe on West Bow just next to where we we started work on it. It’ll stay there until Monday lunchtime. Pop in for a smoothie and see it.
I’ve been taking the bundle of fire to various places and photographing it in public places – the bar at Summerhall arts centre, the banks of the Water of Leith and more to come. Once I have a good photograph of each piece I’ll uploaded them to the Felt United international portfolio of this year’s day of felt to let the world of feltmaking see what Craft Reactor can do.