Monday, October 5, 2009

Felting Fun

Saturday morning's session at the Guild was a basic felting workshop. When I first saw felting in the Certificate Spinning program I was rather unimpressed. There are so many aspects of spinning to learn and develop. Why spend a morning on felting? But by the time we got to Saturday morning, I'd decided to suspend any didactic criticism and just go with the flow. I'm glad I did. Basic felting was easy and fun. And, look what I made! It's a nuno felted scarf. There is a layer of black silk voile sandwiched between the two layers of lightly felted merino tops. On one side I've added wisps of silk tops for embellishment. It's in my sea-jewel colours and I'm looking forward to wearing it. And, it was an easy enough exercise that I've already started inviting friends to come and have a go. I'm sure there's a lot more to felting than this, but it was great to have a taster and pick up a new skill. After a hectic and stressful couple of months the activity just suited my mood. So, thanks for the felting workshop!

Next class is all about dyeing. That's another one to make me happy, and then, believe it or not, it will be the end of the year!


Dee said...

that felted wrap looks lovely...i am glad i got to see and touch the real one this time. :) i would so much like to make one with you... though due to climate difference mabe not to use as a wrap.
the colours look very different in the pic than in real life, the purple and green aspects don't come through in the pic like in the real. i could have thought it was another lovely version of it.

Textile Tragic said...

I'm glad you got to see the real thing. I'm still trying to crack the colour balance puzzle for my camera. I think it's just one of those things. As for needing a wrap--perhaps if there's a mountain top wedding in winter you need to be beautiful for . . . ??

Gertieanne said...

Very pretty.

Textile Tragic said...

Thanks--btw how are you going with the Damask. I'd love to see what you come up with. C