So we learned that there are 18 other students like ourselves , distance learners, from all around the world. We discovered that , the distance learners, because of our relative isolation tend to produce very individual work. Nice to know. We discussed the problems that you might encounter when felting a rug. I wish I had this conversation a few weeks ago , but never mind. It was also good to learn a little bit more about the City Guilds verification process and get a little more insight into the purpose behind some of our design activities.
We also discussed the whole design process and how long it can take and what a significant contribution it can have to the cost of a finished item. My panel design was discussed as well, I think the way I am going I will never manage to a finish the design process let alone make a panel. Time will tell !
I have made two new star pictures this week. One is a disaster. For some reason I really over felted it. Then not only was it too small but all the vibrancy of the colours had been lost. So after my inspirational conference call. I started again, Recalculating , and checking and checking again before I started. I choose a different nebulae as well . With the totally uninspiring name of NGC 5189. This time I have controlled myself and the piece is not felted to death. I was able to test out mounting a felt piece using stretcher bars that artist use for canvases. The purpose of this change in mounting is to make something light that can be easily posted.