Archive for October, 2012

New Artists Studio Space

Super Super Super!! After months and months of being on the waiting list I have at last  got my artists studio space  which I am really excited about (well I will be moving into a temporary space this week whilst the roof is being fixed). So… I will have lots of space to spread my work out, and hopefully I will be more productive with the practical aspects of my research because until now I have been doing everything at home, and have stuff everywhere which has not been easy when trying to be organised and creative at the same time.

Lovely Wool For Resistant Felt

My lovely wool for felting has arrived today, a much bigger bag than I had envisaged.  I bought it from Wingham Wool Work,  it is super soft which I am sure will be ideal for mixing with my conductive fibres.  Once my bamboo mats arrive, I will be attempting wet felting for the first time, with the aim of making a conductive tactile fabric. I expect I will need to experiment with the ratio of wool to steel, to establish a useable level of conductivity.

Here are my initial experiements…. the steel fibre once felted is very fluffy!!