Sunday, 22 September 2013

September Start

What a great start we had with Gail Cooke as out tutor for our first Autumn felt in! Gail brought some beautiful inspirational pieces made with Blue faced Leister wool in its three natural colours.

We started making prefelts in BFL to make a mat similar to the one above!

The turn out was terrific and it was really good to catch up with familar faces and also meet new ones! Here they are all listening carefully to the advice given by Gail.

I had to take a photo of these nails, that were busy felting!

Some of the fabulous work produced during the morning!

Sorry this one has gone in sideways! It was a great morning and we also decided instead of a show and tell to just tell each other helpful tips!Three best tips from the morning were;

When using bulb sprayer, spray round edge first to avoid wool travelling.

Stand straight think of your back and have one foot in front of the other.

Have a face cloth handy to dry your hands(this avoids wet trousers as I always rub my hands on them!)

Some of the girls had brought their bags from Nicola Brown workshop and I didnt get a chance to take photos so I hope they will bring them next month so I can include them in the blog. On saturday we have our nuno felting workshop so there will be another post soon! Forms are available for extended felt in in October 19th, email Ann address in workshop felt in section!
Bye from me, it is great to be back felting I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did!
Fiona Harvey

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Here is a fab photo I found on Facebook its one of Catherine O'Leary fantastic garments! I thought I would use this as the deadline for applications for her workshop is drawing close. The date is Thursday 26th September and the draw for places will be made the next day! This is great value as it works out as £40 a day which includes the needlefelt (felbi) which comes from Australia. This year we changed the plan to enable people to stay where ever they want although rooms are available in The Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae. I am so excited about the workshop, as it is such a good opportunity, to work with the great Catherine O'Leary!

This Saturday 21st is a felt in taken by Gail Cooke who will be using Blue Faced Leister wool, and we will have a supply for people to buy on the morning! all you need to bring is your usual felting kit! Look forward to seeing you all, and having fun felting together!
See you Saturday 10.15 Hillsborough Village Centre, Hillsborough!
Fiona Harvey