by Judy Thomas, botanical artist, fiber artist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden class instructor I love working with fabric and fibers, and especially wool. Why wool? It is a natural fiber and has a great deal of versatility. You might have heard about felting, it’s becoming a popular craft. Felting, both wet and dry (or needle felting) uses […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden volunteer Judith Towers volunteering today educating about botanical dye and weaving. Can you believe that the eucalyptus plant dyes wool this rust color? One more thing Judith told me? You techies will love this. The idea for a computer, originally came from a loom. […]
Text & photos by Judy Thomas, Adult Education Instructor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Needle felting is an old craft, but it is on the cutting edge in botanical art. I just finished teaching a session of “Needle Felting with Botanical Subjects” in the Art in the Garden program at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. What a […]
Text & photos by Judy Thomas, Adult Education Instructor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this month, for the first time ever, I offered a class — Needle Felting for the Botanical Artist. We had so much fun in the class, I thought I’d share a few photos with you of our work. Many of you may not […]