Gail gave us good instructions on how to proceed with the three methods. the room was set up with a special area for each method of silk paper making which enabled everyone to move round and have a go at each one!
Small kits had been made up by Gail, the kits included tussah silk, mulberry silk, rods, silk hankies, throwster waste, and other types of silk, so we were able to experiment using different types in our paper!
An iron was used to set the paper, the heat activates the natural glue in the fibres.
The Felt in was an informative and interesting morning of fun and friendship, which I would highly recommend!
In the afternoon we had free felting and some of us carried on making more silk paper, while others used the chance of the big tables and laid out scarves. The afternoon was lovely and relaxed with the opportunity to browse through felting books people had brought along!
We will be at Wallace School Craft
fair on Saturday 15th November, however we will still be having our Felt in that morning at Hillsborough Village Centre. Dympna Curran will be making Christmas Felt!!
I look forward to seeing you all soon at Feltmakers North!