1. Karen
    April 6, 2015 @ 4:28 pm

    It is so great to see this work. I am a felting instructor and art therapist and I love to work on the consciousness of our ability of transformation. Transformation is one of the most important things to explore in the context of creative work in connection with art therapy and personal growth. Thank you for sharing.


    • Andrea Butler
      April 7, 2015 @ 11:02 am

      Hello Karen, thank you for your interesting comment and lovely response to the work. Making felt is a perfect way to represent ideas about transformation, as the felting process itself transforms a material from one state into another and there is such scope to construct personal/narrative pieces by playing with colour combinations and adding in other objects/media. I would really love to see any work from your own creative projects on transformation that you felt able to share – it’s always exciting to see how others approach a subject!


  2. Pat Carney
    April 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    How fresh and inspiring. I felt in the work a lightness combined with substance. Feels a medium with potential for ongoing creativity.


    • Andrea Butler
      April 29, 2015 @ 5:28 pm

      You are right about felt’s creative potential, Pat. It’s so versatile and seems to complement/work with other media very well. There is much scope to explore its character, combining it with both hard and soft elements and experimenting with different surface finishes like wax or paint. It’s one of my favourite materials!


  3. Transformation Project: Felt and… – Felting
    June 23, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

    […] Andrea Butler on AccessArt: Sharing Visual Arts Inspiration shares her ideas for Pieces of felt can be made with objects embedded within the fabric or try encasing found objects in felt to partially conceal the forms.  Add materials and fibres to the fleece during the felting process to create contrasting textures or embellish the felted surface with other media such as gold leaf or stitch.  These are not tutorials, they are pieces that will inspire you and make you want to try new ideas and mixing up fibers and textures.  I have a couple pictures of her creations here and I hope you check out all that Andrea has to show us.  AccessArt! […]


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