Author Archives: felterskelter

The rule of three

I have just read a fascinating article suggesting that things that come in threes are ‘inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things’. And so it is with pleasure that I present this triptych of felt … Continue reading

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Keeping Red, Yellow and Blue green

Apologies for the break in blogging. Here are some images from a wonderful recycling themed day working with Year 2 pupils at a Hanwell School. Thanks to Gail from @eastsidelondon for her brilliant organisation. More posts to follow but possibly … Continue reading

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Celebrating EC1

The Barbican at sunset, a cow’s head, a cello, a church, shoppers at Spitalfields and a nurse’s uniform, all recreated in handmade felt. These highly individual works are part of a Celebrating EC1 banner project I am working on with several … Continue reading

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Drawing from nature… and a feline surprise

Teaching other teachers can be daunting but last week’s training session at Kew Gardens was a gentle and affirming experience. I team taught the session with my colleague Stuart Simler and we began with two warm up exercises to focus … Continue reading

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Happy new creative year

Happy New Year dear readers! Apparently cleaning a corner of your house, going on a local adventure or spending time with children can all stimulate creativity. Or perhaps send the kids on their own little adventure and forget about tidying … Continue reading

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Creative routes

Here’s a sneak preview of some work I’m creating with Year 3 children from Barnet schools as part of artsdepot’s annual Creative Routes project. The work is based on the theme of Outer Space and is inspired by an opera … Continue reading

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Thinking with your hands

I’m thinking about other accessible felting methods for adults or children with poor dexterity so I’ve been playing around with felting scraps of commercial felt cloth onto needlepunch felt. I love using the negative shapes left over from previous projects. … Continue reading

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