Sunday, 18 June 2017

Winter Morsels in June


Here we are in the middle of the year - midwinter!  Hard to comprehend. Outside the Sunday afternoon sun is shining warmly and brightly in the South West. In another hour the cold will descend upon us, but who can complain with such sun-filled days?  This is Winter after all. However there is a bonus - being or living with a Felter has its definite seasonal [and social] advantages! ........

Just in time for the weather it was Natalie's workshop turn in April....... She was armed with plenty of information for newcomers, and hints for the more experienced to refine our HAT MAKING skills. This workshop was detailed and carefully planned and the outcome facilitated more professional results and stylish hats... Thanks Natalie!

Natalie coaxing the fibres on a resist.....

Wetting and working the felt.... 

......and this is how it should look after the resist is taken out

...shaping on a hat block...

Ren checks out the stylish result


May revealed the secret of those chic and trendy BOHO wraps. BFG members had the fabulous opportunity to learn how to construct one of their own. Mother and daughter team Denise & Natalie were on hand to show us how..........first whetting our appetites with a showing of some delicious completed work!

Ahhh...such well chosen combinations!

        
Natalie shows.....
....Judith admires!
Denise displays a stunning green shawl......
Natalie showing us another way to go!

Denise carefully lays  out the wool 

...another shawl detail



                         Sue#1 shows another wrap                    New member Kylie uses the technique to make a wall hanging

 

    Dale gets into it..............................................watch out for BFG members results at the next meeting!



We had a welcome visitor from Perth. Tutor and Felt maker extraordinaire  Soosie Jobson presented a second workshop "Reef Dwellers"  during the May weekend. 

Sue#2 checking out the marine species with Soosie
Kylie produced a quirky mermaid

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE CREATIONS.........................................

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..........More enlightening techniques in June
Sue#1 demonstrates  silk paper making

More June news to follow................................

BFG  Members Listening and learning

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