Last year a friend who is the workshop coordinator for the guild try’s to think of a class she would like to take and arrange to have it on or near her birthday in January. A birthday present to her self. She wanted a cat cave class. Well, we tried to coordinate, her, me and enough students to make it a go. The next thing you know it’s this year. We found a date we found people we ordered wool . One person dropped out and two more joined and the drop out could come so now I have 6. We had to find a big enough place to hold it. Our guild space is to small. Everyone would need Two six foot tables. I booked a nice little hall near my house. I tell you all this just to let you know what people go through sometimes to offer , take or teach a workshop. No need for violins. It is usually more strait forward.
This is the hall. It is small but a great place for workshops.
Everyone was warned they were guineypigs as this was the first time I was doing this class. I chose Finnish wool for this. It makes a nice firm felt that will stand up well. We made a special order from World of Wool for the class. What I learned was we needed more time. It is a really big project.
Here they are laying out their wool
Here Elizabeth is dry felting one side of her rock to get the fibers aquanted so she can move it without it falling apart
Here is Jan she is working on the second side of her Coelacanth, a prehistoric fish. You can see it is quite large. after she adds the tale to the end of the resist it just fits the double table corner to corner.
More on the class and the cat caves next time. Like the class I am out of time.