Make Your Own Wet Felted Doily - Zela Bissett


Join Studio Trails artist Zela Bissett at the Gallery.

Beloved Gympie artist Susan Zela Bissett (Zela) combines art and science in her artworks, using natural, environmentally sustainable materials including office waste, foraged fibres, re-purposed fabrics, and salvaged timber a to create her works.

Join Zela for an introductory workshop to wet felting and discover the magic of transforming carded fleece into a stunning doily.

Wet felting is a traditional textile art technique used to create fabric directly from wool or other animal fibres. The process involves layering carded wool, adding soap and water, and then agitating the fibres by rubbing, rolling, or pressing them together. This agitation causes the fibres to interlock and mat together, forming a dense and durable fabric. The technique allows for creativity in colour and texture, making each piece unique.

Book online here.

Meet Zela and other artists during Gympie Region Studio Trails between 6 – 28 July 2024. Zela will be sharing her art practice during Studio Trails from within the Gympie Regional Gallery, open extended hours 10am-4pm Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.

Gympie Region Studio Trails is an annual initiative of Gympie Regional Council that invites visual artists, artisans, heritage workers and designers to open their studio doors and share their passions. Join us for Gympie Region Studio Trails 2024 and discover one of Australia’s most vibrant and resilient creative communities. More information here.


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