My friend, Karen, offered to teach us, that is me, Flossie and another friend, Joy, how to do wet-felting. This is something I have always wanted to have a shot at.
We started by learning the basics. We were making a flat piece first.
My background was black.
And then I decided I would be making a small wall-hanging depicting the Northern lights, or Merrie Dancers as they are called here.
And then the hard work – the rolling and rolling and rolling and rolling….. (and add many more rollings).
Tidying up the sides (optional).
My artwork now drying.
A lovely lunch (yum to the spinach and bacon homemade bread) and off we went again. This time making a something. I was going for a small pot.
It was to have a yellow/gold interior….
… and black on the outside with green streaks (not artistically placed yet).
Joy was making a useful small purse.
Floss was the same as me – the pot – only with blue colours inside and out.
After the felting and rolling, time to cut out the plastic bit inside that holds the shape.
Mine resembled a small Frenchman’s beret – again I was going for the Northern Lights look but this time around I had learned to be more subtle with my colour distribution. Less is most definitely more.
Karen was an excellent teacher. It was fascinating and we learned a lot.
My finished article. It is ….. erm …. very organic!
Floss’ dear little pot. I love the colours and shape.
And so this is what we did today in our Crafting Class.
An excellent day. I loved it and a huge thank you to Karen for everything – instruction, soup and a good laugh.