Monday, 28 January 2019

Colourful Cobweb Felt-In January 2019

From left to right, samples of Gail's cobweb scarves, rolling technique, 
Gail demonstrating teasing the felt to create cobweb effect

Saturday the 19th January saw us start the New Year with our own Gail Cooke leading the Felt In on the cobweb technique, to over 24 members.  Gail had lots of scarves and wrap samples to show us.  She demonstrated, using a length of roving and the importance of teasing out the wool to achieve the cobweb effect. Everyone set about making their samples which after laying and teasing was wetted and the rolling commenced- 40 rolls each way- turning continually until all the fibres were holding and meshed together. Then the bubble wrap under the sample was pulled in both directions until the cobweb effect was completed.  This was great learning experience for everyone and many thanks to Gail for all her hard work.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Felt-In Saturday January 19th

A beautiful cobweb wrap made by Gail
The January felt-in will be taken by Gail who will be showing us how to make cobweb felt. In the afternoon we have an extended felt-in. Elaine will be showing you how to make a simple lampshade sleeve to cover a basic IKEA lampshade.

What to bring;
AM Felt-in
  • Usual felting gear
  • 100's fleece (don't worry if you don't have any as we will be selling it at the sales table on the day)
PM Extended Felt-in
  • Usual felting gear
  • Gauze, or loose weave cotton 57cm x 47cm
  • White (lets the light shine through shade), pale and dark colours of fibres, 100s if possible
  • Notebooks to record the method

P.S Remember to bring along your unique creations to show & tell


Monday, 7 January 2019

January Workshop Reminder

Happy New Year felting friends. Here we are in 2019 and ready for many more workshops and felt-ins. Just a reminder that we have our improving skills workshop with Jayne and Ann on Saturday 26th January. This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your skills before attending more advanced felting workshops.

Application forms are available in an email sent from Jayne Burgess on 21/12/18. 
Please remember cheques will not be cashed until after the workshop date.
To secure your place forward the application form and cheque to Pleasaunce as detailed on the application form.
Places on the workshops are allocated on a first come basis, so don't delay post today!

See you all soon. I will post details soon for our January felt in on Saturday 19th January.