Hi everyone I am a day or two behind so please forgive the late post. On Sunday I had 3 ladies for a Felt Birdhouse class. There should have been 4 but one lady was sick. I hope she is feeling better now.
Here is the start, 2 gourd shapes and a circle.
Locks where very popular this class. Carlene ( blue ) brought lots her own and some threads as well. This is side one
side two after wetting
Healing the cut after making the hole to get the resist out and let the bird in.
And all finished. We used Corriedale wool and you can see the shrinkage, about 1.3. The brown took more work to shrink for some reason. I hadn’t had the colour make any difference before.
They got sent home with instructions to blow up a balloon or some scrunched up plastic bags inside to get it to dry in a nice round shape. Carlene posted some pictures of her birdhouse on facebook when it was dry.
You will notice there is a red lock missing at 4:00. So she has added one with some felting needles. I think it turned out great.
Have you done any felting in preparation for springs arrival? We just had 15 cm of snow dropped on us and it is still snowing so thoughts of spring are all we have.