Sunday, 23 October 2016

Gabi McGrath's Slipper workshop

Gabi's sample slippers


Beautiful works in progress
Didn't everyone do really well judging by the pic above?  The girls from Feltmakers North had a super fun day on Saturday at the workshop led by the very talented and wonderful tutor Gabi McGrath. 



Gabi in the early stages describing the Perndale wool    

Gabi demonstrating while Yvonne looks on - Bronwen looks thoughtful!


As Ann who was acting as FN's helper on the day, said who would have thought making slippers could be so much fun!

What a great day we all had with Gabi, who travelled up from Dublin to take our workshop. Gabi is an experienced tutor who took us carefully through all the stages to produce very wearable slippers.
















The girls had a lot to think about what with making their own templates, designing their slippers and then all the hard work of actually creating them.
 

All will be revealed!

Jayne's foot takes a gentle tap from Gabi's spoon!

There were lots of interesting techniques using Perendale wool and the day flew by as we rubbed, rolled and tapped our slippers into shape.  Everyone was encouraged to enhance their creations with additional embellishments/layers/inclusions and the results were stunning!





Many thanks Gabi for a really worthwhile workshop and thank you also to Yvonne who was a super help to everyone. 

1 comment:

  1. Brill day, Gabi is an excellent tutor. Many thanks FN on such a wonderful workshop, and thanks to all the folks on the course who made it such a grand day.

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