I’m continuing to do plenty of felting in Fiona Duthie‘s class. There are lots of samples to make so doing anything with them, at the moment, isn’t possible. When the class finishes though, I shall have fun adding to the basic felting samples. The images below show, clockwise from the top left, beads and sequins trapped under silk chiffon, a further example of manipulating fabric onto a felt base, (this time I tried it with hand dyed cotton scrim and I really like the texture that it creates), a piece with a pocket and bridges, (these didn’t turn out to be as dimensional as in the class example but that was probably because I used a mix of merino and silk tops to create them so they weren’t sturdy enough to hold their shape well), and finally layered felt using painters tape as a resist.
One advantage of having a birthday while your friend is away on holiday is that you get to celebrate it again when she returns. Last week Linda took me out to lunch and also introduced me to a lovely wool shop called Yarn. I now have plenty of wool to keep me going for quite some time! I also had a a lovely birthday present from her which was designed to help me to prepare for my Portland trip; a passport holder, luggage label and pencil case. Thank you Linda, I will enjoy using them.
And finally, because not much else has been going on here, I have decided to add an update to show how well the boys are getting on together still. It was raining outside and both of them preferred to watch from the window, with the warmth of the radiator underneath them.
Linking up with Nina-Marie Sayre’s Off the Wall Friday
Thanks for visiting. Have a good weekend.