Sunday, 17 January 2016

Meditative Beads

Our first felt in for 2016 was very enjoyable. Despite the icy, cold weather, we had a tremendous turn out of enthusiastic feltmakers, ready to learn to learn how to make Meditative beads.
But first we had our show and tell Joanne showed us her adorable needle felted gnomes, each one with its own name, also her little sheep.
Next Donna showed us her lovely triangular bowls.
Liz brought a beautiful scarf she had made using Nancy Ballestros technique using silk hankies.
Gail modelled her fabulous hooded vest that she made at the Katia Moyeyeva

Deirdre brought along a beautiful mermaid that she had made for a porcelain sculpture.

The felt in was led by our very own Dorothy Dinsmore, who had a birthday during the week so before she could start with the session, she was surprised with a cake and a round of happy Birthday!
Everyone worked away on their nuno felt beads, embellishing as desired, while Dorothy walked round with work from various people to help inspire! She also gave us advice and encouraged us. 
By the end of the session, we all had a few beautiful beads to use for a necklace. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was fun to see all of the beads in every shape and size.
Joanne modelling some of Dorothy's beads!
After the felt in session, six people stayed on to work on a variety of items, which we will hopefully see at the next show and tell!
Jane Fox.

Thanks to Jane for her account of our January meeting, it was tremendous fun and great to see so many people!
 Our next felt in is 20th February, so check out the diary dates for details! I am looking forward to getting some sheep and lamb photos soon for our competition, remember the closing date is not till the end of April so you have plenty of time still to enter!
I couldn't resist this close up of Shrek, I have shown photos of him before, he was the sheep who avoided being sheared for quite a few years!
Be careful in this frosty weather but keep felting and hopefully see you all soon!
Fiona Harvey.