Almost the start of our new felting year and it is going to be a busy one as we launch in to our 10th anniversary. To coincide with this, Feltmakers North have been invited by LCCC to lead on a local community arts project.
Working alongside two community groups will be Deirdre Gallagher, Deborah Woolsey and Helen O'Grady~Browne, our Design Team. Focussing on individuals thoughts and feelings of living/working in the LCCC borough the groups will create a large felted art work. It is anticipated that this piece will be initially exhibited in November at Lisburn Arts Council and subsequently as part of a touring exhibition.
To ensure everyone at Feltmakers North has a chance to contribute to the Project we will be holding our annual "open" session on 21st September @10am during which time the Design Team will update the group about the project. Furthermore, we shall be using this session for everyone to create a piece of Felt/Prefelt with your own unique design each of which will be incorporated into the final hanging. There will be some wool fibres available (free of charge) at the Felt-in but feel free to bring along any bits, bobs, materials etc to embellish and add texture creating wonderfully exclusive pieces.
This is a new direction for our art and one that has been mentioned previously by many members as giving back to LCCC and the local area. We look forward to seeing you all in September for what will be a really exciting venture.
The Design Team