Felted wall pieces made by year 7 students at St Dominic's School, Brewood, Staffordshire, UK
When you have just one day to spend teaching felting to school students you can choose to work on making an item such as an item of felted jewellery or a small bag. Alternatively if you want to combine the introduction to wet-felting lesson with the study of an artistic style and also to build on design and composition skills then a Hundertwasser inspired felting project is an excellent choice.
The year 7 girls had already studied Hundertwasser's paintings and had done some painted designs of their own prior to my days in the school.
Dry merino fibres laid out and a felted picture, still wet but dry enough to photograph!
One of Hundertwasser's original paintings and one of the year 7 student's felted wall pieces. The inspiration is very clear.
What a great wall display to have in your art room! And of course when the students took their Hundertwasser inspired felted piece home they could either keep it as a wall hanging or transform into a very individual cushion just by stitching a back on and stuffing it. Cushions are always extremely popular as my Felted Cushion Birthday Parties for Kids and cushion workshops for adults keep on proving.