On Saturday 20th March 14 members met to take part in the workshop ‘Felt to Stitch’ and what a day we had.
Sheila is a very accomplished teacher and she brought some beautiful inspirational samples for us to see as ideas for starting points. These included raised areas, ruched shapes, bobbles, tucks and cut flower shapes and we couldn’t wait to get started.
Ann and Marjorie below in deep concentration!!
All of the samples below are in the initial stages of felting and stitching.
A piece of layered felting by Pat Bean.
Beautiful fine textured piece on scrim by Gwen.
The 3 photographs above were taken by Sue Chisnall.
These 2 are mine – based on fungi on a tree – the piece above was worked on scrim with a variety of wool tops and throwster’s waste.
The piece below is layers of throwster’s waste, wool fibres, felted cords and distorted silk sheers on top of a ready made pre-felt.
I think you will see from these that we all had a most enjoyable day and I for one can’t wait to get on and finish my pieces.
Thanks to Sheila for a most inspiring day.
I hope to have more pictures of the finished pieces at a later stage.