Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas Baubles

Our Christmas felt in was taken by Cherri Conlon, who got everyone in the mood for Christmas. She showed us a great range of felted tree decorations, giving us a some good tips along the way!
Some of the girls listening intently before starting to needle felt their decorations! The atmosphere was very relaxed and all the girls really enjoyed Cherri's gentle manner of teaching!
Donna being careful with her felting needles.
Fiona added some sparkle to her bauble. Despite the risk of injury we were very lucky and no one pricked their fingers!
Cherri's Snowman
As usual a great range of different permutations from the girls of Feltmakers North!
We were also lucky to be treated to seeing some of the pieces made at Catherine O Leary's workshop
Elaine's fabulous piece! 
Deirdre's amazing family tree wrap!

A Detail from another gorgeous wrap, made with Catherine O Leary at Feltmakers North residential week end!

Next month we have a change of DATE and TIME we are having our felt in on Saturday
 14th December starting at 1pm with a light lunch Please email and let us know if you are attending so we can cater for everyone attending! After lunch Dorothy Dinsmore will be taking the felt in and we will be making a beautiful broach, check out workshop/felt in section to know what to bring!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Three fabulous days with Catherine O'Leary

I think this lovely photo of Deirdre sums up everyone's opinion of our time with Catherine!
Catherine brought with her a great selection of samples giving us all so much information and ideas we could not wait to get started!
Dorothy making her nuno prefelt, which later on would be cut up and added to her garment.
After the hard decision had been made as to what to make, we set about cutting the needle felt.
                       Lots of discussions and thought went into the planning of our pieces.
Throughout the three days Catherine gave us lots of advice and tips on how to learn this new technique and also how to improve our felting skills! Catherine is a great tutor and so generous with her knowledge.

                                 One of Catherine's examples of stain glass felting.
                                                      The other side.
So many very different designs made the workshop a tremendous learning curve as we got ideas from each other as well, as Catherine!
The view from the hall was inspiring!
Denise getting her garment fitted at the end of the day!
The group photo, members of Feltmakers North tired but happy with their achievements I hope to include more individual photos on my next post, as the standard of the work was fabulous. So to all the girls that attended please bring your garments to next felt in, so I can get good photos of them.
Next month Cherri Conlon will be taking the felt in and we will be needle felting Christmas decorations, so remember your needles. the sales table will have polystyrene shapes to buy, just bring your usual felting kit and some wool tops and of course needle felting needles! After the morning session you can stay on for free felting to members and a there is a small fee for non members, remember your lunch! Check out the felt in/workshop section for all the details of up and coming events!