On Saturday 22nd March 12 lucky felters were on a workshop with Gail Cooke as the tutor,the topic was a bag using native wool! Above is the pack that the felters received. The pack contained: jacob wool fibres, Shetland wool fibres, Linen/cotton scrim, Habotai light silk, Blue faced Leicester scoured and Kid mohair scoured, an interesting bag of materials!!
Gail had produced four fabulous bags as inspiration for everyone. The range was great and gave everyone a good choice, suiting all levels of felting abilities! As some were more advanced incorporating the silk and linen to the outside flap.
The textures of the wool although not obvious in these photos was amazing.
Some comments received
"Gail was very helpful explaining each stage"
"Excellent workshop taught members a great deal about different types of wool and fabric. outstanding course so glad I decided to do it!!"
"Learned an abundance of techniques with new materials!"
I hope the girls will bring their bags on the 5th April so we can see the finished results!
Remember the felt in is on the 5th April and please bring along an item in a sea theme for display on our stand at the Creative Craft Show, in Belfast!
Look forward to seeing you all on the 5th April at 10.15 in Hillsborough Village Hall!