Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wet felting project


Yesterday, I was able to attend my first wet feltmaking class. It is a 2-part class over two Saturday afternoons. I developed an interest in felting a couple of months ago, bought lots of wool and tools but didn't have the confidence to give it a go, even after watching lots of youtube videos! I saw this course advertised and even though it is an hour away from where I live, I thought it was an opportunity too good to miss. The tutor was great, explained and demonstrated in an easy to comprehend way and we were set loose to create our own felted piece. This photo is what I did, I have a feeling I may have over felted the piece, I must ask the tutor next week. We also learnt the process behind creating a double sided object such as a glasses case, or bag and how to go about it. Next week one of the things we are doing is round beads and sushi beads and some other bits and pieces. Have to tell you though, those felt making courses should have a disclaimer about the exercise that is involved. My arms and shoulders were aching when I go up this morning! Great work out. I am looking forward to creating more pieces and getting more adventurous and possibly incorporating felting into my mixed media pieces. The potential is endless really, felt is a vibrant medium that is beautiful to work with and with lots of possibilities. I'm a convert!

7 comments:

Beckie Holso said...

How fun! I've really been wanting to try this technique.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Nice curli-ques. I never thought about felting and now you've got me going. Thanks - I think. So much to learn, huh? I would have found a way to take that workshop too. Good for you for putting yourself first and being brave enough to see it through.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hey souls sister LOl
I too have abought all the felting tools and even a wet felting bag kit and can't seem to make myself give it a try...you did a great job.Wish there were more classes here for me like that to do wah
hugs
Annette

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Brenda! Great piece of artwork! Looks so much fun to create! Have more fun with your part 2 class! Embellishing is always the best part!

Thanks for coming to visit! I really appreciate your sweet comment!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

EWian said...

Yeah, felting is so muth fun!!!! It is my number one favourite craft!!! So happy you enjoined it.

"My arms and shoulders were aching when I go up this morning!"
... sounds like you did not have a washboard and rolling mat, or the work table was not in the right position...

You should not be in pain! Usually when I have a felting period I felt for a week with no problem...

EWian

lisa said...

excellent! I love dry felting myself, it's like painting with wool, really fun!