Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wall Fiber Art



*Please note that all images are property of Nelly Kouzmina and cannot be used without written consent 
from the artist.

Wall Art, Installations, Rugs

"Winter Magic". 2017
Large wall hanging. Merino wool, Silk, Viscose fibers.
24" x 74"
Jury selected for The Trenton City Museum exhibit Ellaslie Open 34, May 6 - June 25th, 2017



"Happiness" (2017).
Hand made felt. 14" x 14"
Merino wool, Silk, Viscose Fibers.



"Connect. Contain." (2017).
14" x 14"
Merino wool, Silk, Viscose Fibers. Embroidery.
"Break". 2017.
Wall Art. 14" x 14"
Merino wool, Viscose Fibers. 3D details.

"Spring" (2017). Work progress.
12" x 14"
Merino wool, Silk, Viscose Fibers.


"Moment". (2016).
Wall Art. Merino wool, Silk fibers. 3 D elements.

Accepted for Trenton City Museum Exhibit Ellarslie XXIII
http://ellarslie.org/ellarslie-open-33/


"Princeton Landing".
Wall Art. Merino wool fibers.
11" x 12"

No longer available. Private collection.

"Eddie and Blue". 
Hand made felt. Wet felting, needle felting.
12" x 12"


"YES". Wall Art.
Hand made felt. 3D details. Merino wool, silk.
14" x 11"

Accepted by Jury for Art Show at Artist of Yardley, PA
http://inliquid.org/opportunities/opportunities-exhibitions/call-for-entries-artists-of-yardley/?gclid=CjwKEAiAmNW2BRDL4KqS3vmqgUESJABiiwDTcn89te_2gg-YR_ZZ7LqlgVvPWQJRwcLwhFXcnnTGNRoC5yXw_wcB
No longer available. Private collection.

"Metamorphoses". Wall art.
Felt, Embroidery, Metal objects.
15" x 11"


"Shadows".  Wall Art.
14" x 11.5"
Merino wool, Silk.

"River".
 Wall Art. Hand made felt.3D details. Merino wool, Silk, Sizoflor.



"Sunset".
Wall Art. h\Hand made felt. Merino wool, Viscose.8"x 9"

Currently at Trenton City Museum Shop.
http://ellarslie.org/shop/

"The Beginning".
Wall piece. Hand made felt. Merino wool, Viscose. Wet felting/reverse technique.

7 " x 8 ". Unframed.
Currently at "28 East Gallery" http://www.28eastgallery.com/index.html




"Good morning!".
Small wall piece. Merino wool, Viscose fibers.

Wet felting/reverse technique.
7" x 10". Framed.

No longer available. Private collection.


"Splash". 
Wall Art. hand made felt with 3 D details. Merino wool, Silk, glass.
11" x 17".



Zen Tangling Felt. Project. #1.
Small wall piece. Fine hand made felt. Merino wool, Viscose.
Wet felting technique.
Currently at West Windsor Arts Center/ accepted by Jury for exhibit "My Paradise"
http://www.westwindsorarts.org/

"Sea. Sand. Soul."
Wall Art. Merino Wool, Cotton Canvas, Silk, Fish Skin, Glass, Beach findings.

30" x 27"
"..beauty awakens the soul to act". Dante


"Fire and Ashes".
Small Wall Piece. Norwegian wool, Merino wool. 3D details.


"Awakening".
Wall Art. Fragment. Merino wool, Silk, Glass. 3 D details.

No longer available NYC private collection.

"The Dream". Wall Fiber art.
Merino wool, Cotton Canvas, Silk. Embroidery.

25" x 30"
Private collection. U.S.

"Rain". Wall Fiber Art.
Merino wool, Cotton, Silk, Glass.
Inspired by a dream.

Private collection. U.S.

"Bravo". Wall Art. Wool, Cotton Canvas.
Private collection. U.S.

"Sea of Sylvia" 
Wall Art. Nuno felt. Merino wool, Silk, Cotton, mixed technique.
Dedicated to a wonderful artist and teacher Sylvia Watt
http://www.timelesstextiles.com.au/page19828/artists.aspx?memberID=14451

Award winner - Best in Fiber Art, Trenton City Museum, Ellaslie XXXI, 2014
Private collection. U.S.


"Duo". Rug or wall hanging.
Merino wool, cotton.

Private collection. U.S. 

"Vigorous Earth". Wall Hanging. Jute fibers, Merino Wool, Habotai Silk, Silk Fibers.
Has unique texture, earthy, muted color palette.

"Forêt des Rêves"/ "Forest of Dreams". Wall Hanging or Rug. Merino wool, Cotton. 
Available at 28 East Gallery, NJ http://www.28eastgallery.com/




"Water Creature" ("Libellula")/ Wall Hanging or Rug
Merino Wool, Cotton, Tussah Silk. 

Meaning: prosperity, peace, purity, good luck, strength, harmony.
Dragonfly appears when we observe it's way of transportation as it skitters across the top of water surfaces. As our deeper thoughts are surfacing and we must be mindful of the outcome we wish to have. 
Our thoughts are responsible to what we see in our lives.
Private collection. U.S.
                                                                       







Thursday, March 23, 2017

Classes & Workshops

2017
Lawrenceville, NJ
March 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Advanced level - Nuno Felting - Patchwork
Registration required via feltinelli@gmail.com
Class is limited to 6 people.

Thursday, April 20
Nuno felt scarf with double ruffle.

Thursday, April 13th
Felt Rug making.





Spring classes - 6 weeks course at Artists of Yardley (AOY), PA - registration is open now:http://www.artistsofyardley.org/education/education.shtml
78: Handmade Felting Techniques 
$180. Members. $200. Non-Members 
6 sessions/Wednesdays, 9:30 to 12:30 pm
April 26 to May 31, 2017


West Windsor Arts Council, NJ

https://westwindsorarts.z2systems.com/np/clients/westwindsorarts/eventList.jsp

Wednesday: Transformation: Fibers [Ages 9-14]

05/03/2017 04:30 PM - 06/07/2017 07:00 PM ET
Youth Classes
  • $245.00 We'll explore the intersection of the scientific and artistic processes in this fun felting class. Participants will get to experience the magical transformation of wool fibers into objects, using a variety of modern feltmaking techniques. From toys to ornaments, you'll be amazed what we can create with wool fibers and simple tools.
  • Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina 
  • Class dates: Wednesdays, May 3-June 7. 6 weeks 
  • Registration fee includes materials fee: 
  • Regular: $245 | Household Members and higher: $222.50
Happy Valentine
FREE Demo at WoW Pop - Up gallery
Monday, February 13th, 12: 2 p.m. 

Advanced (Thursday or Friday) and Beginners (Saturday) classes in Lawrenceville, NJ
Registration is required. Space is Limited.
Please register by email: feltinelli.blogspot.com
Thursday, 16th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Advanced level. Class I - beginning of series of seamless felt vest.


Artists of Yardely (AOY).
Registration is open now for Spring I (March 8th - April 12th)  and Spring II (April 23rd - June 3rd) sessions.
Week 1. Flat Felt making (basic wet felting technique)
Week 2. Class #2 - collage making, (nuno felting technique)
Week 3. Cobweb felting technique (making accessory - scarf)
Week 4. Felting with resist (making a bag) 
Week 5. Felt Hat making (basic)
Week 6. Sculptural felt/ 3 D - making lamp shade.
A supply list will be provided by the instructor one week prior to the start of class. 
Discover the ancient technique of felt making and it’s revival. 


2016 HOLIDAY SPECIAL

FREE Demo
Only at Wondrous on Witherspoon/ WoW Pop Up Gallery
December 29th, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

December 21st, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Fall/ Winter

Artists of Yardley (AOY), PA:
949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley Pa. 19067-5514
Phone: 215-493-1205

http://www.artistsofyardley.org/education/education.shtml?tab=0#TabbedPanels1
78: Handmade Felting Techniques
$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
78a: 6 sessions/Thursday evenings 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
September 15 to October 20
or
78b: 6 sessions/Wednesdays   9:30 - 12:30 pm
September 14 to October 19



                                          Winter session will begin on Jan 4th. 

NEW CLASSES
at 
3360 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Workshop room/Hobby Lobby
Class is limited to 6 people. Waiting list is available 
(registration by email: feltinelli@gmail.com) required.

Thursday, or Friday - Advanced Classes.
Saturday - Beginners.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
.
Thursday, November 17th
Topic: Beret

October 20, 14
Topics: 
Nuno felt with Lace.
3D Flower Pin.

Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Fingerless mittens.



Friday, September 9nd, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Felted necklace.


Saturday - Beginners 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Basic Feltmaking - wet felting technique.

Wednesday - after school classes for kids age 8 - 12 y.o. (4 - 6 p.m.)

Friday, September 2nd, 10 a.m - 1 p.m.
Felt Necklace.

Friday, September 9th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Felt seamless mittens.

Spring/ Summer

West Windsor Arts Council Summer Camp
Fun with Fibers!
July 25th -29th
https://westwindsorartscenter.asapconnected.com/courses.aspx?coursegroupid=13859


Friday, August 19th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Skirt Pocket.



Friday, August 12, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Soft corset/ Waist accessory.



Saturday, August 6th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seamless baseball hat. Unisex style.




Friday, July 22nd, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seamless bag with inside pocket.


Friday, July 15th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.






April 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Basic feltmaking.


April 9th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Nuno felting technique.

April 16th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Hand made felt hat (cloche)


April 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Felt Bag Making.

May 14th,10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Felt tweed technique. Making table runner or accessory.

May 21, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Felt jewelry. Making neck piece - collar.

June 11th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
By popular demand - additional class in felt tweed technique.
Variations of tweed felt.
June 18th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nuno felting technique.


June 25th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
"Sandwich" Nuno Felt technique.


July 2nd, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Variations of Nuno felting.

July 8th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Plainsboro Township Recreation
July 5th, 19th
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration is open:



Private and semi-private classes are available.

Artists of Yardley (AOY), PA
Spring I. 6 weeks session. Wednesday, March 9th - April 13th.
Spring II.  April 20 - May 25th.
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register for spring session now.
http://www.artistsofyardley.org/education/education.shtml?tab=0
Private and semi-private classes are available.

Bucks County Guild of Weavers
New Hope, NJ
as a guest - presentation, workshop (by invitation only)
April 13th,11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Summer
Plainsboro Township, NJ
Tuesday, July 5, 19th
1 - 4 p.m.
More details are coming soon.

Winter
Plainsboro Township Recreation
Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
January 6th (FREE CLASS), 13th
 February 17th
 March 16th
https://apm.activecommunities.com/plainsboronj/Activity_Search 

ARTWORKS, Trenton
Saturday, January 16th, 12 - 3 p.m.
19 Everett Alley
Trenton, NJ 08611

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebtk1sp22713f5d5&oseq=&c=&ch=

February 12 - 13th
As a special guest at Blue Bamboo Studio
Arts and Crafts for Valentine's Day
with Woody Carter, Nelly Kouzmina, Sandra Snider, and Ute Arnold
Blue Bamboo Studio, Point Pleasant, PA
Friday, Feb 12, 1-6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 13, 9 a.m. -  p.m.


2015
Plainsboro, NJ,  Township Recreation Center Workshops
Summer 
 Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
June 6th, 13th, 20, 27th
July 11th, 18th
August 1st, 8th, 15th
https://apm.activecommunities.com/plainsboronj/Activity_Search

Fall
Saturdays, 2:30 to :30 p.m.
October 3, 10, 17
November 14
December 12

West Windsor Art Council
Sunday, November 15, 1 - 4 p.m.
http://westwindsorartscenter.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=88684

Hobby Lobby store/ Workshop Room, Lawrenceville, NJ
Wednesday, December 2nd, 1 - 4 p.m.
Class is limited to 8 people


Artists of Yardley, PA
http://artistsofyardley.org/machform/view.php?id=55466
Fall I, II
#78. $180. Members. $200. Non-Members

6 sessions/Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Setember 15 to October 20
or
#78 a: 
6 sessions/Wednesdays   9:30 - 12:30 pm
September 16 to October 21 


Spring
Saturday, April 11th, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 9th, 1 to 4 p.m.

Winter 
Friday, January 9th, 4 - 6 p.m.
Friday, January 23rd, 1 - 3 p.m.
Senior citizen group
February 13th 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 4 -6 p.m.,
 March 13th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 4 - 6 p.m.
Adults and children ages 12+ Make felt using wool fibers. Wet felting techniques. 
Take one or take them all!
1/9, 2/13, 3/13 Fri. 10-12 pm or 4-6 pm
$10/class and $25 for supplies (Payable to instructor) 
see the link below, page 6
https://cdn.gov-i.com/clients/e71970ea/files/000/046/246/original/f405894712cd9ff9549f585c7533db94.pdf?1417788100

Spring Workshops Saturday, April 11th, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 9th, 1 to 4 p.m.
$20.00/workshop plus $20.00 material fee payable to instructor.



July 10th, 17th 12 to 4 p.m.
Plainsboro Township Library
9 Van Doren St, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Both workshops are full.


Saturday, February 14th. 2 p.m.
FREE Demo/ Mini class at Hobby Lobby 
3360 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-936-3792

Hobby Lobby Store
Saturday, March 28th, 1 to 4 p.m. 
Saturday, April 4th, 1 to 4 p.m. 
Class is Full. 
Please contact me for other options.
Saturday, May 23rd, 1 to 5 p.m. 
Registration is open via email feltinelli@gmail.com
Saturday, May 30, 1 to 5 p.m.
Registration is open via email feltinelli@gmail.com




 Friday, April 17th, 7 p.m.
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie . Creative Night + BYOB.

http://ellarslie.org/workshops/


Spring II Sessions Classes at 
Artists of Yardley
FREE Interactive Master Class - March 11th, 6:30 p.m. (registration is required)
 6 weeks session/Tuesday, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Spring II - Week of April 19 - May 30, six weeks. 
http://www.artistsofyardley.org/education/education.shtml?tab=1#TabbedPanels1
Class is finished.

Fall and Winter Classes  for 2015/2016 will be announced later.

Sunday, April 19th. 
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Rd.
Hamilton, NJ • 08619

Phone: (609) 586-0616 

FREE Demonstration/ Master Class at Day at the Fair 
http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Events/Day-at-the-Fair-April-19-2015

Spring Workshops at West Windsor Art Council 
[Historic Princeton Junction Firehouse]
952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Sunday, May 10th.
Sundays, 17th, May 24th, June 7th, June 14th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Creating Seamless Garment. Workshop is limited to 6 students.
http://westwindsorartscenter.asapconnected.com/courses.aspx?coursegroupid=11801
May 10th workshop will be focused on mixing variety of feltmaking techniques to create wall hanging or rug. The technique is also a preparation to 4 series of workshops - creating seamless garment.

Plainsboro Library.
Friday, July 10, 24th.
Feltmaking and Eco-dyeing.
Details are coming soon.

Montgomery Senior Center & Montgomery Recreation.
Free demo - May 11th, 11 a.m.
Class - Basic Feltmaking - June 26th, 1 to 4 p.m.
http://www.twp.montgomery.nj.us/departments/recreation/

2014
West Windsor Arts Center
[Historic Princeton Junction Firehouse]
952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Wednesday, September 24th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 1st, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Workshop
http://www.westwindsorartscenter.org/arts-workshops-mixers-adults.html

Plainsboro, NJ
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Free Demonstration at Plainsboro Recreation Center
5 - 8 p.m.
Nov 14th, 1 - 5 p.m. - Class/ Basic feltmaking.

Artists of Yardley (AOY), PA
Historic Janney House on Patterson Farm in Lower Makefield at 
949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067-5514 
Handmade Felting Techniques NEW!
$150. Members. $170. Non-Members 
6 sessions/Tuesdays   9:30 - 12:00 pm
Oct. 28 to Dec 9
http://www.artistsofyardley.org/education/education.shtml?tab=0
and 2 Full Day workshops
Wednesdays, Dec 3rd, Dec 10th
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Windsor - Plainsboro School District, NJ
Millstone River School
http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=22004182
Wednesday, October 22nd 6-10pm- Cob Web Felting
Tuesday, November 18th 6-10pm Nuno Felt

Currently Available Workshops and Private Lessons.
Every Friday (except major Holidays)..

I teach in my home studio privately.
Snack is included in 1/2 day workshop, lunch is included in 1 - 2 full day workshop. 
Please specify food preference when signing up.

Topics of workshops:
1. Basic wet felting technique - flat felt. Creating sample of felt. 1/2 day workshop.
2. Nuno felt. Understanding the process, layout, creating accessory/ Full day workshop.
3. Cob web felt. Understanding the technique, layout, creating accessory/ 1/2 day workshop.
4. Creating collage felt with 3 D elements. Basic felt making experience is required. Full day workshop.
5. Felt with resist. Understanding the technique and making accessory. 1 full day workshop.
6. Creating seamless nuno felt garment. Understanding of working with template, creating template. Selecting materials, laying out, processing. Previous experience is required.
2 full days workshop.

All full day lessons and workshops are held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with1 hour (or 30 min) lunch break.
1/2 day lessons and workshops are scheduled on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Please contact me with question regarding fee for workshops and lessons. 
Materials as wool, silk or cotton fabric, lace, etc. may be purchased in my studio.
Printed instruction will be provided. 


PAST
Plainsboro Township Recreation Center, NJ
Township of Plainsboro, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Felt making Demo
Friday, September 12th, 12 to 3 P.M.

Plainsboro Library
Demo and Mini Class
FREE. All ages are welcome.
Saturday, Sept 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.


 Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

January 25, 2014, 1 p.m.
Fine Fiber Art – Felting  Part 1 
An introduction to the basics of wet felting, the foundation technique for felt makers,  will be explored.  We will discuss the fundamentals of fiber layout, choosing appropriate materials for your project, and prepare you with the basic skills necessary to move on to more advanced projects. You will complete a small project with this wet felting technique. ($25 material fee due at registration)

February 1, 2014, 1 pm
Fine Fiber Art – Felting  Part 2 
For participants of the first class only.  You will take your new knowledge to the next step by learning about embellishments for your project.  Time permitting we will complete a small project on nuno felting or cob web felting. (additional supplies may be purchased from instructor during the class)