Felted Flower Class

Wednesday I taught an evening class in flowers at the Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild. It is a bit rushed for beginners to get both flowers finished but everyone got it done and we all had a good time.

As usual, I kept forgetting to take pictures but I did get some and Jan was in the class and got some but she was busy too.

First, we did a petunia/morning glory shaped flower this is me explaining how you layout the wool for the flower.

Jan remembered to take a picture of her layout. This is part way through.

Here everyone is diligently felting their flowers

Shaping

This is Jan’s flower after scrunching and throwing. People usually look skeptical that this will be a flower at this point.

But then Ta Da!

Then there was no time to waist and we were on to Flower 2. Stems and stamens and silk hankies.

 

There was rubbing and rolling and gentle fulling and no throwing for these.

And lastly Jan to a good picture of her 2 blue flowers.

I think I may make this into a full-length class with a few more flowers. and maybe add some leaves to the stems.

 

 

 

 

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12 Responses to Felted Flower Class

  1. annielynrosie says:

    It looks as if it was a fun class – there’s lots of smiling! Lovely variety of finished flowers too.

  2. Jan says:

    Thanks for teaching this workshop Ann, i had lots of fun and yes i was distracted and only took 85 pictures! i will try to get you the shots of the flowers now that they are dry. i am tempted to add leaves and make the stem less monochrome. so maybe a one day for the fully embellished flowers and an evening workshop for just the basics? Thanks again i had a blast!

    • Yes, that is only a few for you. Share your pictures on the forum so everyone can see them. I thought about a beginner class but everyone seems to want to have something at the end.

  3. ruthlane says:

    Looks like a great class Ann! Two flowers in that time frame is pretty quick! The results were fantastic.

  4. It looks like everyone had fun and the flowers turned out great. You’re lucky to have Jan with you to take pics.

  5. felthappinesshats says:

    Looks like lots of fun! What are those round tools that the students are rubbing their flowers with?

    • Thanks, It was. Those are starburst Tupperware juice jug lids. They are great for rubbing. They don’t make them anymore you have to find them at garage sales and second hand stores.

  6. zedster66 says:

    Your classes always look like everyone has a great time, Ann 🙂

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