I felted some soaps and I made a box for them using the Deco Butterfly dies from the John Next Door range. This box was shown on Hochanda on 6th and & 7th March 2021
I went to an Arm Knitting workshop which didn't end so well for me. I did get lots of off cuts of the wool that we used. It is Acrylic but is does felt the finish isn't good though. I have been using the leftovers to make the basic shape and then using my better wool as the top layer. My first make is this needle felted Santa. I didn't follow a pattern I just made him up. I have learnt a lot from the felting workshops I have helped at. Though I know there is still more to learn.
|18th March 2020|
On Friday 13th March 2020 I helped at a Felting Workshop where we made bags. It was a very pleasant way to spend a morning. Which was rather welcome after all the stress there has been lately.
Here are the three bags that were made. One is to be used to cover a Kindle.
This is the three of us with our creations.
Here we are working at the table. It is a lovely space to work in and the views of the garden are stunning. The sun was shining today which was very nice.
My bag folded over.
The inside you can see the popper I sewed on.
This is the outside of the bag.
On Wednesday 11th September 2019 I helped at a Felting Workshop. Well I say helped really I made a picture. I am very pleased with it I am going to frame it.
Me needle felting the boat in place.
The finished picture.
Detail on the boat.
Yesterday (28th June 2019) I was helping at a Felting workshop. I made a flower and a purse. I like the purse a lot.
|Here is the purse.|
|Here is the inside.|
|These are the lovely ladies that came to the workshop.|
|The workshops are so much fun. The garden there is beautiful it is joy to be there.|
Last week I helped at a Christmas themed Needle Felting Workshop
I made two things
I felted a holly decoration.
I made an angle for our tiny Christmas tree. I was really pleased with how this turned out as I worked it all out on my own.
Here we are all sat at the table.
|7th December 2018|
Here is everything that was made. For some of the people attending it was their first time felting.
I little while back I made another pot. The technique that was used was just a bit different.
We put in resist discs this meant that the top layer could be cut away to reveal the inner layer.
If you put something inside to contain the water you can display a plant or flowers in the pot.
Here are all the pots that were made at the workshop they are all so different.
Felt Covered Soap
This is just a normal bar of soap covered with wool fibres. You just use the soap through the felt.
|3rd October 2018|
Here we all are in the garden enjoying our coffee in the sun.
I made a flower with a different technique
The petals and cut and the flower is rolled in your hand.
After the rolling it looked like this.
These are all the makes from the workshop together.
When I got home I let the flower dry then I added some beads to the front and a pin to the back.
Felting Workshops have started again.
We covered a balloon with felting wool It looked a bit like a dinosaur egg.
|20th September 2018|
But it turned into a purse with the addition of a clasp. This was shown in place with invisible thread.
This is what the inside looks like.
Sometimes we make pictures.
This is the first picture I made.
This is the second one I made.
I helped at my first workshop of the year and we made pots. The demonstration pot was made between me and Jenny but I chose the colours as I was allowed to take is home.
You felt onto a disc.
When you have enough layers you cut a hole in one side. Here you can see me working on the edges so they don't look so cut.
Here are all the pots that were created at the workshop they are all very different.
I made a small Santa. He is made completely from wool fibres.
|Back 13th December 2017|
I made a scarf.
|24th November 2017|
A penguin family made from a kit from Hobbycraft.
|11th October 2017|
My first creation a snowman.