Monday, July 7, 2014

Felt ArtWorks in progress

Work in progress - commissioned hand felted hats and fascinator works. Soon these works will be at collector's hand in Cairo

Work in progress ---- I have too many work in progress, SALA (South Australian Living Artist) festival to prepare. This one is a match of hand felted funky opal/rose bag and lilium necklace.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jelina Haines at Desert Edge Arts Gallery at Nhill, Victoria

To all my friends around South Australia, Victoria, Horsham, Ballarat, Bendigo, Kaniva, Bordertown, Keith and NSW. 

My current exhibition are on display at the Desert Edge Arts Gallery at Nhill, Victoria - 35 Victoria Street. The exhibition will be on display until 28 June 2014, and remember also the eco dyeing and feltmaking workshop is scheduled on the 28 and 29 June 2014. 

Artist Statement:
'I want to convey that art is not just about admiring them from the wall but I want my work to be admire by wearing them, touching them and be part of it as you are wear them'. The more you wear my artwork, the more you embed your own story to the work and that creates timeline, value, identity and uniqueness of my works and you are part of it as a wearer'. 

Desert Edge Arts Gallery website:

Information on the workshop please browse through my previous post and make your booking as spaces is limited.

Eco Dyeing and Wearable Feltmaking Workshop 2014

Arts Instructor:
Award Winning Textile/Fibre Artist - Jelina Haines

Will be running a workshop at
Desert Edge Arts Gallery, 35 Victoria Street, Nhill Victoria
Gallery Owner: Karen &Derek Wiseman 

Cost: $150.00 per person for 2 days
covers all your materials needed for the day and tutors fee

Minimum participants to run the workshop: 8
Maximum: 15

For bookings please send us your message on the inquiry section, book now as space is limited
Maximum participants are only up to 15.
Deposit: $75.00 to secure your space
Lay-by is also acceptable.
Full payment is due: 23 June 2014 .

28 June 2014 | 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Eco Dyeing Workshop
You will learn how to dye fabric using local plants and which types of plants and species are suitable for dyeing. For this workshop we will be using 100% silk scarf, silk cotton and you will learn how to revive those old linen or cotton blanket by learning how to relief printing using the leaves you have collected and the paint we will using fabric paints.

For Eco dyeing you need to bring fresh eucalyptus leaves, rose leaves and flowers, union skins (brown and reds). And also bring you're old linen and cotton fabric shirts that you want to revive and its too good to give away, 1 pot will be use for boiling leaves.
29 June 2014 | 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Felting  beginner and advance level lesson:
You will learn different techniques of wet felting and aim to create wearable artwear. This workshop focuses on how to layer the wool roving as thin and lightness as the feather. You will bring home finish product ready to wear at least 3 pieces, this will depend on how fast you can felt as advance felter and health wise (i.e. bad back or any injuries). As advance learner, you will learn the techniques of resist felting, molding and manipulation, working from 2D form and then turn it to 3D, how to blends pre-dyed wool roving, the same approach as using watercolor paint , 3D flowers (brooches and necklaces or bag) and hand felted ruffled scarf.

For Felting - you need to bring to the workshop:bubble wrap (this is available at your local post office - size: 60 cm in width and roughly 1.5 metres, netting or tulle (size is the same as the bubble wrap), your lunch and snacks, 2 buckets,  4 towels at least, your camera, pen, notebook to make notes, any extra wool. Some of the extra materials I mentioned you should be able to find at your home.