Helen Welford.

Helen Welford



Artwork 1 
En Route


An image through my train window, just before lock-down, which translated into lines and colours speaking to the connection and passage of time and distance.  (Reconnecting to the moment)


Materials and Techniques
Wet felting with wet felted prefelts, yarns, wool roving 
Artwork size in CM: Width…73cm……….… Length…50cm




Artwork 2 
Insight: Cataract #1


What I saw as my right cataract was removed, (and I was reconnected to my vision).


Materials and Techniques
Wet felting, needle felting, embroidery, beading

Artwork size in CM: Width……69cm.……… Length…45cm.



Artwork 3 
Past Echo


Inspired by the theme for this exhibit, and by a motif on my grandfather’s art deco pencil holder (which I still use) – a constant (re)connection of my present and past.


Materials and Techniques
Wet felting, needle felting, embroidery

Artwork size in CM: Width……73cm……… Length……49cm


Christine May Pettet

Artwork 1: Hubble   5053 

This oversized cloche hat was inspired by the stunning images transmitted by the Hubble space telescope. The colours and patterns are like looking into a cosmic kaleidoscope. 


Materials and Techniques

Wet felting, Merino fibre, Corridale fibre, Margalian silk, acid dye.


Artwork 2: Firecracker 

This hat was influenced by the kaleidoscope of colours and movement in a firework display. 


Materials and Techniques. 

Wet felting and needle felting, Merino fibre, Viscose fiber, Teesdale and Wensleydale locks


Artwork 3: KomoRebi./Treelight  

KomoRebi is the Japanese way to describe sunlight through trees or tree light. The colours in this hat were influenced whilst walking through a shady woodland. The way the rays of sunlight danced through the leaves. Glimpsing the bright Kaleidoscopic patterns and colours of the springtime fields in the distance. 


Materials and Techniques

Wet felting, Merino fibre, acid dye.



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