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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BEFORE and AFTER

Monday I had the pleasure of assisting Jan Wutkowski of aMuse Artisanal Finery in teaching felting to a group of 2nd graders from Cape Fear Academy. The 20 students were well-behaved and enthusiastic about creating a piece of felt from pieces of loose roving (or chunks in many cases!), water, soap, and their own means of agitating the ensemble. Imagine 20 7 year olds with wisps of wool, suds, and spray bottles. Best left to your imagination.

I had planned to take photos to post here, but alas, I got so engaged with the kids and the process that I completely forgot to take any. It was great fun. Some even wanted to make another piece. The project is for an upcoming fundraiser for the Academy. Good luck to the students of Mrs. DiBernardo's class!

Jan always inspires me, so I decided to take the sample piece I had made in my recent workshop and embellish it with needlefelting - another fiber craft I had never tried before. So....below are photos of the two pieces - before and after.

What do you think of my first experiment with wetfelting and then my first experience with needle felting?


From this:
Ugly Sample

To this, embellished with wool roving and wool and novelty yarn and fiber.
Ugly Sample Revisited

1 comment:

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

I can see you're having fun!

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