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Today I had an annual day of the dutch felting society. I left very early with P. Noordhoff , drove to germany and picked up my Colleque A, drove to Susteren and dropped off my cardingmachine at M. place. All before 8,15. Then we finally drove to Amersfoort, a 2 hours drive from my place. 

Not even 30 minutes from our last stop the heighway was closed and we had to follow the boards for the alternativ route, we saw villages we never were before and we arrived more north  at the same heighway. I expected we could drive on it again, but still that part was also closed. I followed the signs Eindhoven again and arrive at the first spot we had to leave the heighway, arghhh,   We drove a circle!!  :( :( Finally we arrived one hour too late, missed the meeting but were in time for the worskhops :)  

My first worskhop was called: "Knopen stansen en vilten". 

We pilled up prefelt , one at a time and after felting it thoroughly it was punched and i got 4 beads

viltalakim, knopen, stanse

The second  I participated was called : "deksels vilten" (felting with a lid)

I forgot to take pictures but there is a picture with all the things I "produced "

Next one was called "Zeeuwse Knoop"  given by Ellen Bergman. Therefor we used some kind of sponge with holes and we added prefelt and wool on it. nice results!! 

Then we moved over to the table to learn about how to make a scouts braird. The lady whom taught us , Titia Rithagen, told me that it was only possible for 4 times, "the folding". but I felt triggered and thought about it, and so I made a longer one. She was happy it also worked. 

Then we went to try  felting a Keltic knot , Which was also fun to do,,, amazing  how a long felted cord  of 1.5 m can become so short after knotting it. 

Last thing i did was making a button from felt.  We all got the first one for free the next ones were €0,75  each, Very special ones,for a special project.

viltalakim, landelijke dag, viltkontaktdag

In the left corner all the things I made , Very pleased with it :)  


the other side of the table ,  not all people added their results there.

While driving back to our place we discussed about the scoutsbraird and we (A and me)  descided it should be possible to make it longer....

viltalakim , braird

Top one was a short one and bottom one is one part how I made it there and second part is made in the car...  not by me, I was driving ;-) but by A. 

It was a very nice meeting and i feel loaded with new plans and ideas 

After writing this post I made 2 longer brairds and 2 more "ballflowers" by making holes in a sponge :)

viltalakim, vlecht, vilt, wol

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a Birthdayparty

I love teaching and yesterday I was able to teach 6 girls how to felt a 3 layered flower. AS one of the girls wanted to do this with her friends as a birthday party.

She wanted to celebrate it here at my place so she made a very delicious cake and took it here.

In the middle of the workshop we had a break and her friends hided all their presents for her in our garden. They sure had fun.

And I really liked the results.

viltalakim, workshop, birthdayparty, kinderfeestje, vilten

viltalalkim, kinderfeestje vilten, wol, bloem, brooche

Meanwhile my kids were playing  outside with paint by their own….  using a lot of paint.. …

verven, painting

I loved the results, some came out good, some not , but it is an experience :)  oh and that beautiful purple you can see in the first “paint picture” ended up black :(


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