FebFelt Felting Workshop
|Six of the seven ‘veils’ dance in the wind.|
Deborah offered her unfinished basement and it was perfect. Lots of room, cement floor that she didn’t mind getting dye leaking onto it. great light from the windows and a laundry sink. We filled it with tables.
I had the ladies roll out their prefelt and go to town with decorating. Creating a pattern, designs whatever took their fancy with silks and roving in various colours. Jennifer fancied a bit of a floral motif.
Deborah, working on a work bench in her basement, used a purple base and found some cloth and also a silk scarf she thought she’d try, she got good with the scissors.
Joan was challenged with the brightest piece which was supposed to be chartreuse but was more yellowy, I tried to toss colours to her for her embellishments and I love the long winding ‘road’ of multicoloured yarn she has snaking across her whole piece. It turned out beautifully colourful.
Julia worked away on the old kitchen counter that Deb had replaced, she had a huge worktop and it was at a good hight. The purple piece I had dyed still had dye left in it so Julia and I went to parties that night with purple and red hands respectively. Deborah’s Mum, a retired nurse, suggested bleach and Lux soap…I tried a mix the next day and it took off a lot of the dye. Thanks, Margot.
Elaine opted to cut her piece in half lengthwise and make two scarves…which became just one when she realized the work and the time it would take….I hope she gets to doing the second one later at home.
I tried to dye a red piece for Karen but it fell a bit short…even though it still had enough red in it to colour our fingers! I love what she’s doing with the chartreuse silk chiffon and some dots of roving.
Christina wore grey and worked on grey but she is good with colour and got into the chartreuse silk and lots of roving
|Ray arrives with bubbly to tell us lunch is ready.|
Wow Carolyn, I'm so impressed with the whole procedure and seeing how you create the felted garments. thanks for this post!