Convergence is a gathering of felt makers and sharing knowledge is the underlying theme. It is four full days of immersion and indulgence in every aspect of felt making suitable for all levels of experience. Anyone interested in felt making and textiles should attend. There is no need to belong to a formal textile organisation or felting group. Just come along, learn, share, felt and have fun.

Bunbury Felting Group - 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence ABN 62663714697

The 11th Southern Hemisphere Felting Convergence was a fabulous five days in October 2011 at Bunbury Western Australia.

The Convergence may be over but we are still felting so please join us at the Bunbury Felting Group blog.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Felt Designer In Focus - K Gelmi

Song Lines by K Gelmi

For the past week we have had this gorgeous image in out "Art to Wear"  section in our side bar.  Not surprisingly it has caused a bit of interest and we have been asked who the creator is.

The artist is the talented Kerry Gelmi.  Kerry's a New Zealander who we'll claim as our own (well that's the Australian way) as she now lives in Bunbury.   Kerry's a textile artist who is relatively new to felting but as this beautiful entry to a local wool designer competition shows felt is at its best when its natural qualities are taken advantage of. 

Kerry very kindly has agreed to share the story of her piece - titled "Song Lines".

The Gelmi Birman is put in charge of stripping Merino Wool from Sals Wool Den.

The design takes over the entire house!

Now comes the high tech bit.

A bit of throwing.

Song Lines - Detail

We asked Kerry where her inspiration for the outfit came from:-

"My inspiration for the garment is songlines or can be called dreaming tracks.
By singing songs, indigenous people could navigate vast distances across the land describing in the songs, landmarks and waterholes.
The colours of the overdress represent the red earth, the infill, the rock masses and the gridlines are the songs".

You make beautiful music Kerry.

All images and design content property of K Gelmi

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