Monday, April 16, 2012

Masako's Woolsmithing Workshop at Tap

Last Saturday we hosted Masako Onodera and her Woolsmithing Workshop at the studio.
We had a wonderful day learning the different methods of needle felting. It's a fiber based technique that is appealing to jewelers because of the variety of different shapes and forms possible to create.
The small 3 dimensional shapes of felt can easily be incorporated onto metal structures such as earring or pin backs. Introducing us to a more organic way of combining materials without typical metalsmithing techniques such as solder or rivets.

 hard at work
   a plethora of Masako's work
a lovely finished piece