Monday, 20 November 2017

Saturday, 18th November

What a busy morning. Gail had lots to cover but began by welcoming all to our felt-in. So great to see lots of fellow feltees with our membership up to 30+ enthusiasts and some other regular non-member attendees.

Gail highlighted some of our exciting programme for next year including workshops by Gabriella Kovacs, Mandy Nash & a Skill Building workshop in January. The Diary of Events can be found on the relevant blog page. Applications for each workshop will be sent out nearer the time.

Gail reminded everyone of the importance of accident prevention when felting & advised that this is one of the policies that will soon be available on our blog page. In addition, there are some recommendations regarding hand care with back care to follow shortly.

Next month's felt-in (16th December) will be taken by our fabulously creative felter Sarah, who will be using native wools whilst simultaneously creating name badges. A great idea now that we have so many new members. 

Afterwards we will be having our Christmas lunch provided by Feltmakers North. There will also be a 'bring & buy' table - which allows everyone to sell off some of their work, books, wools, curls, etc.

Finally, 'show & tell'. What wonderful work on show this month. Well done everyone.

Gail talking through the making of her scarf which matched her coat perfectly.
A great eye for colour.

Sandy finished her scarf by adding curls and some beading. Lovely.

Ann's  finished bag from Gabi's workshop. Love the leather trim & handle.

Elaine created this sampler & now has a private commission for the same for a upcoming film production. The textures on this piece are beautiful as is her 'cobweb' effect sample. Well done, Elaine. 🙌

Peek-a-boo Norma :)

Following on from Gail's felt-in in October Helen incorporated lots of antique lace, tatting, beading and embroidery to create this wall hanging.

Some of the finished hares from Dorothy's needle felting workshop together with Dorothy's hand felted acorns. Mounting these on some oak really adds to the finished piece.
And, finally, Tina has really taken to needle felting. Following Dorothy's workshop she went on to create this really cute little mouse. She even made the skirt and knitted the jumper & scarf. But no knicks! 😱

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