10 September 2013
We had no blog post at the last meeting, because no photos were taken. However at show and tell today, several of the members showed their completed, or near completed, felting that was started last meeting. Esther had taken us through the process of making a rectangular piece of felt that could be made up into a purse or small bag. We focused on making the piece evenly dense with straight edges.
Denise has finished felting her purse, and added an i-cord edging and loop.
Eleanor has finished her felted purse, adding beaded embellishment.
Flo has finished her felted bag with many textured embellishments added at the felting stage.
Pam has finished her piece of felt, with silk added on an outside panel..
… and a lovely contrast of colour inside.
Caroline’s felt is finished and ready to be made into a shoulder bag.
Frances’ bag is finished. She has added machine top-stitching, applique fish, and spiral felt buttons with a ribbon tie.
There were several other great show and tell items also:
Caroline has been experimenting with the Guild’s new drum carder – carding and felting one piece from merino wool mixed with some sparkly embellishment, and one with coriedale and lots of silk from which she has created a glasses case.
A detail of the lace-like texture produced on Caroline’s glasses case.
Romain has been nuno-felting some scarves. A detail of one of them showing its lovely texture.
Frances has sewn a cushion using “yoyos” and some family heirloom lace.
Detail of the lace on Frances’ cushion.
Greta has made a lovely entrelac blanket with hand-spun yarn.