On Saturday I was teaching Techniques for Intermediate Felters. It is a sample class.
First we talked about how felt shrinks and then did ruffled edges.
As an aside it was Jan’s ( top right) birthday and the class was one of her presents.
Only two finished ruffle pictures thanks to two of the students.
After ruffles we did cracked mud. They did a double sample. One side was done with painters tape and one was done with floor underlay with holes cut out. On Lauren’s piece here you can really see the tape and the underlay.
I wanted them to see how even the thin underlay makes it much harder than the very thin tape.
Some needed a little more fulling at this point but were progressing well. We were on to lunch and then more techniques. I will tell you about the afternoon next time I post.