Friday, 12 May 2017

Feltrosa 2017

I'm just back from felting festival Feltrosa in Italy. It's an annual event held in different locations (usually remote :) ) . This year the organisers' choice was a small town Nazzano rather close to Rome but still in a national park. The house on the first picture is where we stayed and the magnificent castle on the hilltop is Nazzano itself (the second pic.). It was rather steep to get there even if the road is good!


But scenery is breathtaking!
There was a small themed exhibition "River and Life". I can't miss such occasion and presented one of my fish :)







  There were a few entertainments, getting together, felting in a group etc but what I was waiting most was a workshop. This year they run seven workshops: nunofelted snood, wall hanging in some kind of mosaic technique, making a hat, weaving, small needle felted rings, eco printing and making wool bas relief (this one was my choice). More info on workshops is HERE . I was making a bas relief with a tutor Maria Jose Troncoso  Just a few of her designs:             




 
I like the simple elegance of monochrome very much and she is a lovely person! She is a Spanish speaking person, the rest of the class were Italians but even with this variety of languages we did very well. It was interesting workshop and fortunately not very demanding physically. These are the works of my fellow students:
 









And this is my little chap!

I have really enjoyable time there, meeting some friends from last year and making new ones. The weather was great and afterwards we spent three days in Rome! I came back overwhelmed with emotions and need some rest :)                          
 
  

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful place! I like your bunny very much and adding the pink is a lovely touch.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I had a great time and the workshop was good.

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  2. Sounds like fun, and your bunny is adorable. :)

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    1. Thanks Ruth! It's always nice to meet likeminded people and everyone was so friendly!

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  3. All I can think is WOW!! I would love the opportunity to go to a workshop like that. But I'm in the US so maybe I need to find one here but the scenry will be different and no castle!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you Judy! The scenery was really special and castle was great but on very steep hill :) I am sure there are great workshops in USA even if different.

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  5. nice to find your blog and this post!

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    1. Hi Eva! I have really great time there! Thanks again for all your hard work in organising the event!

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  6. Hi Galina, your post is beauty and i am happy to look here, the picture of my bird, "Alcedo atthis-Martino" ( the works of exibition)) and your fish was very very beauty. Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna! Yours is a beautiful picture of a gorgeous bird!

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