Sunday, 22 February 2015

Nuno Bead Meditation Workshop with Nancy Ballesteros

This weekend we invited Nancy Ballesteros from Treetops Colour Harmonies down to show us how she makes her wonderfully textured felted beads.
13 of us gathered at the Yallingup Hall Friday afternoon and despite the heat, beavered away until the beach beckoned some for a swim. Back at Sue#2's house after supper we finished off fulling the nuno felt, and Saturday we learnt how to construct the beads.

We had a productive but relaxed time, (a good job, as it was a bead meditation workshop!) 
We bought lots of goodies from Nancy and have a new reason, not that we really need one, to collect all those wonderful fabric scraps and visits to the Op shops.

Thank you Nancy for your tutoring, and thank you to all the girls that came, for the food, wine and wonderful company. A good time was had by all.

Class of 2015
Back; Denise, Emma, Margaret, Rosemary, Colleen, Jean, Vicki, Julie & Kayleen
Front; Kim, Sue#2, Jane & Kerry

Kim, Sue#2 and tutor Nancy               Emma laying out her wool

Nancy & Margaret

Our felted pieces before the beads were made

Denise & Nancy

Oh, such concentration! Jane & Rosemary

Kayleen & Vicki

Sunday, 8 February 2015

February Group Meeting

It was great to get back into felting yesterday with our first group meeting.
Every one was happy and eager to try the new room layout (with air-con) and the new format for the day that will allow us more uninterrupted time to felt.

February's project taken by Sue#2, demonstrated the "cracked mud" effect, one of the surface design techniques learnt from Fiona Duthie's online workshop. Everyone was keen to have a go, so we should have some examples for next months show and tell.

We have had two members enter STRETCH Common Threads Wearable Art Competition this year, and both have got through to the final judging event to be held in Mandurah on the 28th March. The winners will be announced at the Showcase event in Mandurah on the 2nd May. Once the official photographs have been taken in March, we will post them here for you to see.

This month we are also looking forward to our weekend in Yallingup doing the Nuno Bead Meditation workshop with Nancy Balleseteros from Treetops Colour Harmonies 

An exciting start to the year!

February's Show and Tell
Christine's wonderful baby shoes

Jane Field's cracked mud effect

Sue#2's cracked mud effect and Kerry's stool (photo by; Toni C.)

Margaret's first attempt at needle felting animals, a gorgeous fox

Sue#1's wonderful vase of flowers with stitched detail.