We were all glad to be back to the first felt in of the new season, and Sarah gave us a wonderful talk on Native wools! It was great to hear from a such knowledgeable person as Sarah Jarden. As Sarah has some sheep herself, she also is a spinner and a feltmaker. So she was able to give us practical tips on the felting qualities of the different types of wool!
Sarah had brought with her a variety of fleeces, so we could experiment felting with them!
It was a busy morning with membership renewals and leaving in exhibits for our exhibition, which opens in The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn on Tuesday 29th September at 7pm.
Here Sarah had felted up some of the native wools including Blue Leicester and Shetland.
Here are some of girls wearing their new Feltmakers North aprons which they were given on renewing their membership!
Don't they look great!
After seeing all Sarah's lovely photos of sheep I had an idea!!.........
So we are going to run a COMPETITION we would like you to take a photo of a sheep or sheep and email it in to us at Feltmakers North, (firstname.lastname@example.org) even better if you can tell us the breed and the place/country where you took the photo! We would really prefer it if you took the photo yourself and didn't take it from the internet!! There will be a PRIZE of course and its open to everyone. The closing date will not be until April next year so you have plenty of time to get some lovely photos, autumny sheep, snowy sheep, springy sheep or lambs,etc
Needless to say I cant wait for the photos to pour in so please do not disappoint me, they need to be in j.peg formation if possible, because later on we will have a gallery of all the photos and show the winner!!
Keep checking the diary dates so you don't miss out on our exciting programme for the year!