Monday, 6 February 2017



Some samples from Elaine and Sarah

What a great day the girls had on Saturday at the Wall hanging workshop led by a very creative team Elaine Mc Combe and Sarah Foster Jarden.  They had brought along some samples which proved very inspirational to our felters as the lovely results of the day have shown.

The girls got cracking quickly building up the background to the hangings and it looks as though they had some fun -

Karen is happy!
Olwyn is too!

Sharon starts her background (she looks happy too!)

Lesley with her stunning sky 


"I had a definite plan  ....knew I couldn't manage it on my own ....their knowledge and advice helped a lot"'  "excellent explanation of how to build a picture...create definition"'  "time to plan and think", "learnt a lot of tips", "great demonstration and help given throughout". 

Elaine giving Karen some practical advice

Fiona works her magic!

Sarah giving Olwyn some tips

Helen in the midst of the hard work!

Deirdre gets creative!

Ann's hanging taking shape

Deborah's creation begins

Ann and Sharon make progress

Once the initial lay was complete, it was time to get down to details which included needling, using prefelts, stitching and host of other techniques.

Elaine and Sarah inspired everyone and as one happy felter wrote "great ladies so helpful and kept inspring everyone and nothing was a bother"

The girls worked hard all day and produced work to be proud of.  Their evaluation of the day speaks volumes of the learning which took place and also the enjoyment  -  "a well worthwhile Saturday", "had a lovely day", "thoroughly enjoyable".

A very happy group of felters with tutors Elaine and Sarah

Well done everyone and special thanks to Elaine and Sarah.  Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces at our next Felt-In!!.

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