Felting time ! yeah. I really love to teach the felting and yesterday was a nice day as 3 ladies came to learn how to felt a bag and afterwards shibori dye it. Luckily for me all of the ladies had several years of experience so i was able to learn them some more special additions on the bag. This workshop is suitable for beginners too, but with the special additions it takes more time and we wil not get everything felted on time.
First ofcourse starting with a self made resist, drawing and cutting. After that we started with felting a rope as handle, a button/ bead as closure. Then we took off with layering the white wool added the rope and closure bead too.
In the end we added some glass stones, covered it again with wool and started felting. By that time it was lunch time so we all sat down for a nice fresh cooked soup and baked off bread.
When they continued felting again I prepared the first dye bath, which was going to be Yellow. Here the results of the white felted bags.
They became wrapped up like this:
and into the dye...... left them there for some time, meanwhile we looked into my felting bookcollection.
And tadaa!! The result after the first dye bath
and after the second bath :
And after the third dyebath which was red they became like this:
They were all very happy with their bags and I hope they wil send me a picture of their finished bags after they embroidied the glass beads.