|Flower felted from merino wool with tussah silk fibres|
Well, I am finally getting back to my felting after a long six month hiatus. During that time we lost three family members and my ninety year old Mum fell and broke her shoulder. So ... needless to say ... I have been otherwise pre-occupied. It helped that I had planned to teach a flower making workshop on January 24th which forced me to get busy again! Now I'm back to thinking about felting every day and convinced that wool has therapeutic properties!
I'm happy to say that I will also be teaching a hat felting workshop on Saturday February 21st, 2015. Details are available at Rosehaven Yarn Shop . Two spots are still available. To register contact Lesley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here's what little I have been up to... in photos.
These are the ingredients I use to make the flowers as shown above...
|Pure olive oil soap in warm water|
|Lots of lovely little bits of left over wool and silk fibre|
|A small amount of petal colour with green and silk accents|
|Bubble wrap and polystyrene resist pattern to make two sides|
|Wool laid out in two or three thin layers|
|After felting and cutting petals|
|From the top!|
When I'm not felting I am usually knitting since it keeps my hands busy and I find it relaxing. Sort of like meditating except you end up with a hat or fingerless gloves or wrist cuffs at the end which seems like a bit of a bonus to me! Before Christmas I spent a lovely, sunny (but cold) day knitting at Three Dog Winery (here in Prince Edward County) with Mags Kandis and Cheryl Toy. These beautiful, wine tasting, music loving, crazy friends of mine also happen to be two of the best knitters I know. They keep me challenged, informed and laughing!
|Cheryl and Mags with Skeeter|
Here is what I've managed to knit along with about five hats and two scarves which I gave away for Christmas without taking pictures!
|Noro Silk Garden fingerless gloves|