Slowly getting the hang of getting photos up onto the blog. Managed to do it all wrong earlier in the week - the technophobe-dinosaur is slowly learning new tricks. Here are pix from felt-making workshops - this first one was from last summer but put up here for Theresa who came along on Wednesday to the workshop at Newton Abbot.
|Flower Felt Corsages|
We wrapped sponge shapes with fleece, and then wet felted them to make 3D felt. Different sizes, shapes and fibres used.
|Felt pots, bowls and a purse|
Sheila brought along a picture of a landscape which she interpreted in felt - she made soft felt first, which she cut into strips, and wove these placing them on a white background. This workshop was at Growers Organics in Yealmpton where they are using a specially kitted out polytunnel for crafty workshops - they've also got a composting loo, chickens, veggie garden, and organic plants.
Here is a picture of silk paper made by Alison at another of the workshops in Newton Abbot, at the new Passmore Edwards Centre (its amazing - worth visiting just to admire a newly refurbished public building with a large collection of information about railways and trains.
Silk paper is so easy to make, and then it can be used in other projects - stitching, book making, felt-making.....
|Alison's silk paper - hope you don't mind me using the pics, I forgot to take any!|