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.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

World of WearableArt Awards Show 2010 Continued

If our recent posts have tempted you to enter the next World of Wearable Art event in 2011 but  you are feeling a little intimidated by the size and complexity of the entries that we have shown, then consider the Bisarre Bra section.  Though normally hidden, the bra has shown itself in past Montana WOW Awards to have potential for highly creative and witty reinvention.

Here is Val Hornibrook's entry constructed of course from felt.

Circle of Vessels by V Hornibrook WOW Awards Show 2010
Val's bra represents -  "the circle of vessels is complete when sharing with visitors a delight that is within".  The bra is a tremendous example of what can be achieved with felt.  Each vessel was constructed using a resist then worked to create the final 3 dimensional urn shape.

This next bra titled Every Rose Has Its Thorns by Violet Oliver of Auckland uses completely different construction techniques.

Every Rose has its Thorns  by Violet Oliver WOW Awards Show 2010
It is made of metal and artificial rosebuds and  was inspired by "watching my daughter breastfeeding her baby and how it symbolised beauty and love and seeing the need to protect this precious part of a woman".

Like so many good ideas it is beautifully simple.

All text in italics is taken from WOW World of WearableArt Awards Show 2010 Catalogue. Photos are by K Gelmi except WOW official photo . For more information on WOW click here.

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