Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas decorations with Dorothy Dinsmore

On Saturday 11th December, Feltmakers North had such fun with the very talented Dorothy Dinsmore, who was helping us make some fantatsic Christmas decorations, with white felt. She brought with her a tree filled with the most inspirational work, which was just a delight. So after adopting the constitution and electing the committee, we all got stuck in, there was great enthusiasm in the room. there were stars, birds and hearts being made, and embellished with embroidery threads and sequins. it is always amazing how everyone starts with more or less the same ingredients but everyone's ended up looking very individual. I think when the time was over noone really wanted to stop and some stunning pieces were made as you will see in the photographs. (to follow when I work out how to upload them!?!)
Next month's meeting is January 22nd at 10.30am in The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, everyone is welcome. In January we will be making a small purse or camera case using a resist, so hopefully another morning of fun while felting!!
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Friday, 3 December 2010

December meeting

Feltmakers North is holding its second meeting at The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn on Saturday 11th December, at 10.30 am. The topic is Christmas and Dorothy Dinsmore is showing us how to make  Christmas decorations. We were delighted with response to our first meeting in November, we are keen to see everyone again and hopefully a few new faces.

With the weather at present it is the ideal time to be making felt hats, or scarves to keep warm, I was certainly glad of mine when it snowed in last week end in Edinburgh. As I am sure you know if you make felt it is slightly addictive and I can quite honestly say I have never had so many hats, which is great as I have one in every colour!(well I'm not quite that bad!) Felt is so versatile and as I surf the web I have found some very inspirational work from felt slippers, table runners to cosy warm wraps mmmh! I think I will go and make something now, hope to see you all on the 11th.
Fiona