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!