Helen Welford.

Helen Welford

USA

 

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

 


Cindy – Lou Thompson

Artwork 1: German Shepherd Resting 

 

Artwork 2: Lassie Dog 

 

 

Another expression of Kaleidoscope is “complex pattern” (according to Word Hippo) and this dog has a very complex pattern to replicate in wool.  Only four colours of Merino wool were made to create this hand-blended coat, to make 12 colours of this complex coat pattern. 

 

Colour and pattern are decided, then the wool is blended and not only blended, but graduated between colour markings. When attached, it is clipped to shaped and textured.

 

Materials and Techniques for both artworks

Wire, wool, glue, clay. Needle felted with long fur attachment. 

 

 

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