Friday, 21 September 2012

Felt that Name!

It was great to start back to our monthly meetings and see all the familiar and some new faces. Dorothy took the felt in and we made name badges, that hopefully everyone will wear each month so we can learn everyones names!
  After some great instruction from Dorothy we started to felt and make our very individual name badges!     
   Some newcomers to Feltmakers North having a good laugh, while making their name badges!
        Some of the very varied designs made during the morning, we are all looking forward to seeing them next month, when they are completed!
BASIC AND BEYOND
This is a wee reminder of the great opportunity that is available to all on October 13th, we are having an all day workshop on basic felting, we will be starting at the beginning on how to make a piece of felt using different native wools, some locally produced for us in Co Down. We will be showing you how to nuno felt using a light fabric and a layer of wool, then moving on to make a rope from wool and using a resist. This is a fun filled day, packed with information, there are a few tutors so the groups will be small, so everyone will get individual attention if required! Due to the generous support of the Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee we are able to offer this all day workshop at a mere £12 for members and £15 for non members, in the cost of the workshop all the materials necessary are supplied. so all you have to do is bring along your lunch and a few towels, couldnt be easier!! To apply for this workshop please email amccullough1949@gmail.com she will forward you an application form!
Our next felt in is the 20th October when we will be learning how to make cobweb felt, this is beautiful fine felt, using very little wool, it is very luxurious and cosy, so a great technique to learn before the winter temperatures drop!   We hope to see you at one of these sessions if not them both! Keep felting!
Fiona                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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