This special exhibition by 5 talented local feltmakers, shows the diversity of their creativeness when working with their favourite medium – wool fibres. The fleeces they work with come from Dorset, British and international sheep. Some of the fleeces are dyed beautiful colours. Silk, threads and other fibres are often incorporated with the fleece to create texture and intrigue in garments, pictures, wall hangings, sculptures and jewellery. They use traditional wet felting methods as well as nuno and needlefelting techniques.
Janine Rees works with wool fibres, often incorporating silk, threads and other materials to create felt garments, wall hangings, sculptures and accessories, using both wet and nuno felting techniques.
Carla Taylor creates contemporary sustainable needle felted sculptures inspired by the conservation of the animals and landscape of the British countryside and coastline.
Clare Hadley creates beautiful but practical bags and hats, hand felted using a variety of wools and other fibres.
Clare Hughes is experienced in both wet felting and needle felting techniques, this forms the basis of a variety of work including nuno felted garments, pictorial work and 3D objects.
Di Pattinson: inspired by nature, Di creates colourful and textural 2D and 3D pieces from various types of fleece and other natural fibres using the traditional wet felting method as well as nuno and needle felting techniques.
Poole Vikings Model Club was established in 1986 and is affiliated to the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) and the British Model Soldier Society ( BMSS). Our members come from all walks of life and ages. Their specialities cover most aspects of scale modelling, including Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Aircraft, Motor Vehicles, Ships, Figures and Sci-Fi . Amongst our members are a number of National Championship Class Winners, but we welcome members of all levels of experience and ability.
Competitions are held monthly and each year the club puts on one of the finest model shows in the south of England. We are honoured to exhibit here and show the diversity of our members’ skills. These include crafting of various mediums, including plastic, metal, resin and wood in to scale models and then researching and painting authentic colour schemes. We are also showing the rather tongue in cheek exhibit we took to Scale Model World in Telford, the largest model show in Britain.
Our informal meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Broadstone British Legion, Tudor Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8AW from 19.30hrs. See our website https://poolevikingsblog.wordpress.com for further information.
Wareham Camera Club was founded over 50 years ago in 1965. Today we are a friendly Club of enthusiastic photographers who meet every Tuesday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Hall on Wareham Quay (September to May). Our Members have a wide range of interest and abilities, but all benefit from the opportunity to share their skills and enthusiasm with like-minded people. A warm welcome awaits both the novice and the experienced photographer alike.
Our Programme embraces a wide range of topics including presentations by Guest Speakers, and Competitions. Each summer we hold an Exhibition in Wareham Town Hall when Members’ work is on show to both locals and visitors to the town.
The Club is affiliated to the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF), part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), and to the Stour & Avon Photographic Alliance (SAPA). In 2019 we were honoured to be selected as one of two Clubs from the Southern Counties Federation to represent them at the National Inter-Club Competition held by the PAGB at Warwick.
Further information including our Programme and some examples of our Members’ work can be viewed on our web-site www.warehamcameraclub.co.uk