Feltmakers North members and visitors were in for a real treat when our Deborah Woolsey, (Secretary of Feltmakers North) took the Felt-In on Saturday 18th March, St Patrick's weekend and Mothering Sunday. Just look at the fabulous colours, texture, and the creative Shibori with holes and added embellishment. Deborah or Debbie, as she likes to go by in our group has came with such a display of beautiful wall hangings to show us all. What a variety of texture, technics, talent and creativity to inspire us all. Looking at the land & sea and putting this intention into her felt work through the use of scraps of material, wool fibers, silk, whatever is in your bag of goodies! Looking at the flowers from a previous summer, her Lupin's grown in her garden and using them to develop her ideas for her wallhanging. The hanging was backed with a beautiful old tea cloth that was her mothers, to the surprise of her sister Joanne LOL. We love the stories that are shared in the group, especial when you cut up the good material that was an heirloom! Great use of timeless material that has history to it and always a story to share of its journey amongst felting friends with a lease of life once more given.
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Friday, 26 May 2023
Wall Hangings by Debbie
Sunday, 5 March 2023
Welcome back! February's Felt-In got off to great start with our very creative Deirdre Gallagher introducing Shibori techniques to the group along with a few spikes and roping to bring together into a beautiful wet felted necklace! Ann made reference to it being more of a day workshop! We all agree! What a busy morning, so much to take in, learn and to do, the excitement in the room and the silence ...as everyone was quietly busy lol. I'd love to know what Beverly was giggling at? We did have plenty of laughs, you should know our group by now! Shibori - Spikes Ropes / cording & InclusionsWe really did experience all of these on the morning - can't wait to see what everyone brings back for the Show & Tell table.
Inclusions made with stones & coloured gems. Shibori made with marbles of different sizes.
This is a beautiful scarf made using Shibori - just look at the effect, I love it!
Margaret & Sandy busy being creative with bright colours shown. Sandy is now trying out the necklace, it really does suit her. We have Deborah & Johanne (our sister act) having a great time with Anna in the background trying not to look at the camera.
Show & Tell table-more beautiful cushion covers made & a pleated vessel from Sandy's felt-In and workshop - aren't they fabulous!
What a great display of work and talent!
What do you think?
who 's number came up? Well you will never believe it! Sandy was our winner, congratulations!
Beautiful on you Sandy, Well done!
Monday, 20 February 2023
Welcome back to Feltmakers North Guild Blog!
Welcome to Feltmakers North Guild
Re-launch to our Blog
Saturday 11 February - Workshop 'Pleated Vessel' by Sandy
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
This is the final post for Feltmakers North. From here now on we are posting on Instagram which means that everyone gets to see all the pics and updates immediately they're uploaded.
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Saturday, 26 June 2021
Sun shines for the presentation of Feltmakers North Community Outreach Project
What a great morning we had last Saturday at Hillsborough Village Centre when we were able to hand over the completed felted pieces to the representatives of Brookfield School Sinead, Jenny and Liz.
While having to observe the very strict Covid regulations, we managed to fit in a few faces from the Guild to be present at the end of this project. It marks the completion of our 10th anniversary celebrations, albeit a little prolonged.
Images of some of the completed blankets and little individual bits and pieces designed specially to help the children with their concentration
These little squares are examples of the pieces which were sewn together to form the blankets again designed to bring comfort and aid concentration in class.
We had a great morning chatting about the project and using the opportunity to catch up a little with our first face to face meeting since September 2020. Of course we definitely can't meet without a cuppa and guess what . . . . .
Delicious biscuits which Deirdre organised as a special treat for a special day!
The completed items were all packed into a massive bag for the school to keep and finished off with a super label made by the very talented Mandy
The presentation was a lovely way to finish off our felting year and to give ourselves a big pat on the back for having managed to do what we set out to do more than eighteen months ago. I have included lots of pics below to give you an idea of the work which our members readily engaged in and who deserve a massive big thank you!!
We very much hope to welcome everyone, new faces included, to the September Felt-in on Saturday18th at 10.00 o'clock in the Hillsborough Village Centre. Get the date in your diary now and look forward to what Deirdre and the team have in store!!