CAT | Felting
Last Fridayeve I got inspiration and felt the urge (finally) to felt myself an Ant. So Saturday I sat in my studio and started with making this:
A pen next to it, so you can get a clue about its real seize.
I never made anythign like this before. Massiv 3D wetfelt, It turned out nice and quicker as thought (or was I so focussed I didn't notice time passing by???? )
The Ant is a symbol for a hard worker, soicial in a group, together and patience. It is also a very stong insect as it can carry up to 50 times its own weight.
I also wanted to felt a goldfish so also that one I made...
maybee a little bigger as I should have made, but I love it anyway...
I descided some embroidery would make it even better.
Hello!! how are you??? Blub blub
The gold fish brings good luck in the form of tranquility, wisdom and long life. It is one among the eight sacred symbols of the Buddha where they represent fertility, abundance and harmony with the flow of life.
I think I wil turn my studio into a felted animals zoo
Today I gave a feltingworkshop for a good freind and her freinds. She dreamed of making her own slipper and finally we were able to find a suitable day. Her friends made a bag. We started inside, drawing a resits and cutting them out, layering wool, little felting already before lunchtime. The weather was super and we had lunch outside.
We descided to work outside as well. :
after felting and felting the slippers and the bags were finished.
one bag needed a zipper , the other bag an innerbag and decoration (most probably buttons wil be added...) and the slippers were done , but could do with some leather for extra protection. They were all very happy with their results.
If you want to follow a workshop from me too, just contact me and we can set a date.
Yes!! I think I found my felting spirit back
Which one would you prefer? I'd love your advices.
left: with a lid, felt cut away until the closure
middle: with a lid but felt heigh , only little seen from the glass
right: no lid/ closure at all.
Enjoy your Sunday!!
This afternoon I had 2 kids workshops. The first workshops was for 3 girls making a felted cover for a journal. I never made this with kids and also not in 1,5 hr. But in the worst case I'd sew the covers and deliver them later. Here are impression pictures.
First I gave them 55 gram of fleece carded merinowool and said to completely cover the plastic plate.
Then time to find some nice colors to make decorations on the felt, an initial, a flower, everything was possible.
And then time to felt, first with hand and then rolling:
the results, It is felted, but it can become best felt if worked half an hour more, but the girls were not that hard working anymore and time was over. So rinsed them out and added them to the spinner
Had my sewingmachine ready, and normally id like them to learn to sew a cover them selves , but now I sow it for them. Using a short ribbon on the 2 sides to hang their lock on. These books were going to be used as diaries.
Soon after they were gone the next workshop started: making a dreamcatcher. Results and my examples:
I really feel good teaching the children how to make these, Seeing their smiles on their faces.