Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Good Wishes for 2016!

This is the only picture I could find of a wind swept sheep, I really hope that last night all the sheep in the neighbourhood found shelter as Storm Frank was pretty wild!
Just a quick post to wish everyone who reads the blog a happy and healthy new year! I hope you will continue to follow our blog, and send in sheep photos for our competition and leave comments, we love to hear from you!
 All the photographs of our very talented membership are now up on the gallery, they are from our exhibition held in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, earlier in the year! So get a wee cup of tea or coffee put your feet up and take a look, the photos are really inspirational!
I will end this wee post with these lovely wee fellows! They are Baby Doll Southdown Sheep! Happy New Year!!
Fiona Harvey.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Curls at Christmas

We had a wonderful relaxing morning with Gail Cooke, learning different ways to incorporate curls into our felt! Gail had dyed the curls for us in an array of beautiful colours.
Gail gave us a very informative talk before we began on the technique we were learning, so we all felt confident to proceed!
Gail had brought along a selection of things she had made using curls, her work was very inspiring!
 Gail's nuno black and white wrap, which oozed texture!
Then it was our turn to have a go, it was great as everyone's was different, some using native wools and some using merino.
It was a very productive and colourful felt in.
After our welcome cup of coffee we had a brilliant show and tell of members work. 
Sarah showed us her recent needle felting! Impressive!
Elaine modelled her beautiful purple nuno dress! Impressive! These are just two of the great work on show at the show and tell!

When we had finished our curly samples Feltmakers North treated us all to a lovely lunch and we all sat round casually talking and catching up, in a calm non Christmas rush atmosphere!

We will be back on 16th January with the Dynamic Dorothy Dinsmore!!!
So have a great Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!
Two photos because its Christmas! 
Fiona Harvey