Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Vessel Workshop with Gail Cooke

Continuing on with August craft month, this week sees us at a workshop dedicated to vessels. This was led by the experienced and very talented felter Gail Cooke.

Gail demonstrated how to lay the fibres in layers around a resist creating a 3D object from a flat pattern. Sticking with natural colours, a mixture of Shetland wool tops was used to fabricate the base layer. Wensleydale and Blue-Faced Leicester curls were used to decorate and add texture. With a fair amount of water, soap, rubbing and rolling, our vessels were ready for shaping. At this stage, it was surprising to see the variation in all the vessels given the similar colours and resists used in the process. By then it was home time so we took our vessels with us to finish off. It will be great to see the final results at our next 'show and tell'. 

A big thank you to Gail for sharing her knowledge and skills. Thanks also to Tina for providing much needed refreshments. 

Photographs below...

Thursday, 24 August 2017

WET-FELTING with Leah & Helen

WET-FELTING demo on Tuesday 22nd August

Helen & Leah demonstrated to & assisted attendees in designing a unique piece of wet felt. Attendees were given the opportunity to learn about wool fibres, laying & the felting process. It was great to share these skills. Individuals left with a completed article & that wonderful feeling of achievement. 

There is no doubt that we shall be welcoming a few new members come September. 

Our thanks to Leah & Helen for leading these sessions. Thanks again to Gail, Ann & Jane Fox for assisting & enticing the public to join in. & of course thanks to Margarite & the library staff for helping us set up & providing the tea.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

WET FELTING DEMO on Tuesday 22/08/17

Wet. Felting demo on Tuesday with two sessions commencing at 10.15 & 11.15. Leah & Helen shall be leading these sessions. New & novice feltees welcome. Wool fibres & equipment provided. 


Just a few more photographs from the exhibition supplied by Dympna, Mandy & others. Many thanks.


What a fabulous Tuesday morning at the needle felting workshop with Dorothy & Dympna. Some gorgeous felted animals & brooches were created by those new to Felting. We even had some help from a couple of lovely young girls (see photos).

Thanks to Gail & Anne for enticing passersby. & lastly many thanks to our fellow feltees who came along to support us.