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Di Pattinson



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Past Events

23rd May 2015
to 7th June 2015
Artwey May June Open Studios in Weymouth and Portland 2015
Di Pattinson : Felt & Fabric
6th September 2014
to 21st September 2014
Artwey September 2014 Art Trail
Di Pattinson - Felt & Textile Art
24th May 2014
to 8th June 2014
Dorset Art Weeks 2014 in Weymouth and Portland
Di Pattinson - Felt & Textile Art
25th May 2013
to 9th June 2013
Artwey May June Open Studios in Weymouth and Portland 2013
Di Pattinson : Felt & Fabric
8th September 2012
to 30th September 2012
Artwey September 2012 Art Trail
Di Pattinson : Felt & Fabric
Brewers Quay Workshop
26th May 2012
to 10th June 2012
Dorset Art Weeks 2012 in Weymouth and Portland
Artwey Group
28th May 2011
to 12th June 2011
Artwey May June Open Studios in Weymouth and Portland 2011
Di Pattinson : Felt & Fabric
1st April 2011
to 2nd April 2011
Could Have Fooled Me III
Main Gallery - Old School
18th September 2010
to 26th September 2010
Artseeker Tutor Promotion September 2010
Artwey Tutors
11th September 2010
to 26th September 2010
Artwey September Open Studios in Weymouth and Portland 2010
Tutors at Upwey Hall
Di Pattinson

Di Pattinson | Profile

Di is an artist who specialises in textile work.

Galleries: Di Pattinson Gallery : felt vessels

birch grove Flower Garden owl wall hanging The Early Bird

More Information About Di

I began water colour painting as a hobby in the 1980's but having three young children at home time for painting was limited. During the 2000's I attended some Adult education art classes and this encouraged me to take a part time two year Fine Art and Design Diploma at Weymouth College. It was very inspiring as it gave me the opportunity to try many different disciplines. Alongside this I was learning to make felt and began working creatively with textiles. I became 'hooked' and now work mainly with felt. I run creative felt making workshops in village halls and at home.

I draw inspiration for my art work from the colours and textures of the natural world, interpretating what I see by transforming fleece into felt. Felting is an ancient technique which is still used today. It always fascinates me how such seemingly delicate fibres can be manipulated to create a tough, durable fabric. I enjoy taking a painterly approach when creating my 2D pieces. It is possible to do this by working with fleece as if it is paint. Before starting a piece I prepare my 'palette' by selecting the colours I choose to work with and then lay down the 'ground'. This is worked on, blending the colours to create a multiplicity of shades and tones. I also use a needle felting technique to add finer detail.The complex textures and layers give interest and intrigue.

My 3D pieces are more functional and again the design ideas come from natural forms.

If you would like to see more of my work or would like information about workshops please contact me - phone 01305 813539 email

Recent Notes: Di Pattinson

Feltmaking Workshop [Published: 00-00-2000]

my next feltmaking workshop is at Upwey Village Hall near Weymouth on 25th / 26th April. Come along and create 2D and 3D art from merino fleece dyed in gorgeous colours. For more information please email me read more