Monthly Archives: April 2017

SVSWG Landscape Workshop

I spent the weekend with a lovely group of women from the Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild. They were anxious and excited to learn how to wet felt wool fiber into a picture. They are all proficient knitters but working with fiber instead of yarn was new for most of them. 

I instructed them in a method of making a thin white wool canvas and reviewed some principals of color. Everyone selected a landscape image for inspiration and got to work. It is magical when wool fiber transforms into a solid cloth right under your fingertips. It was rewarding to see the glee on their faces as they created their first felted picture. The work they did was outstanding, especially since it was their first time wet felting.

From left to right we have Martha, Julie, Maura, Debbie, Donna, Bonnie and Eva. Great job ladies!

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Blowing in the Wind

Finally, a warm dry spring day. Unlike last year, my daffodils are not blooming yet. A few more days like this should get them popping. In the meantime, instead of garden flowers brightening my yard I have a garden flapping on my clothesline!

This large piece was tricky to make because I did two very involved colour combinations​ at the same time. It took a couple of days to lay out the design and I finished wet felting this morning. It is destined for pillows, trivets and coasters later this week.

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