Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Show & Tell November

We always love to see what our Feltmakers North members are inspired to make in their own time or finish from previous felt-ins. And here are the fantastic show & tell items from November.
Sandy showing her beautiful bag created at a Mandy Nash workshop. Bronwyn's gorgeous rings with beads made at a workshop she attended in Hungary during the summer and Jayne's sumptuous nuno scarf created using dyed silk and fleece from Tree Top Colours in Australia.
Remember to bring along your UFO's (unfinished felted objects) to our December felt-in. A selected panel of experienced feltmakers will give you advice on how to complete or add to your unfinished items to display at our January show & tell.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

November Festive Felt-In

Christmas is only a six weeks away! Come along to our felt-in this Saturday 17th November 2018 and take part in our festive felt-in.

You will be making a small Christmas tree with Deirdre. Bring lots of sparkly, colourful things to embellish your creations!
Felting Kit for Saturday;
Bring usual wet felting kit (jug, spray ball, olive soap, towel, bubble wrap)
Some small bits & pieces to add embellishment (silk, silk threads, etc )
Ribbon, beads, buttons, bells (just what you have)
Sewing needle & coloured threads
Sharp material scissors (large & small) we will share!
Sharp paper scissors
Pen / Pencil
Shetland Wool Various Colours (purchase some at the sales table)

See you all on Saturday for some festive felting fun!

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Needlefelting Birds Workshop

Our very talented Dorothy is taking a needle felting workshop this November. Dorothy will show you how to create beautiful seabirds. These workshops are very popular. So pick up an application and don't delay! Check your emails from the 5th November and 20th October for application forms from Jayne Burgess. 

October Felt-in with Jayne

Our October Felt-in started with show and tell. Gail and Helen spoke about the Annemie Koenen workshop they attended, organised by Jacki Sleator. At the workshop they learnt how to make textured scarves and embroidered felt cuffs.
Helen wearing the beautiful detailed scarf Gail made at the workshop
Thank you to Jayne who ran a great felt-in on Saturday 20th October. Jayne used the Gotland wool to demonstrate making pockets and flaps with this fine, long, lustrous and dense fleece.
Jayne demonstrating how to lay out the wool fibres
 using resits to create pockets and flaps
Jayne showing new members rolling techniques
to help felt the fibres
A selection of samples from our felt-in