2020 Third Quarter Challenge

2020 Third Quarter Challenge

This year’s theme is ‘Personal Items’ so the third quarter challenge calls to all felters, spinners, weavers, stitchers, knitters, crocheters and mixed media fibre artists to think ahead.

With apologies to our forum friends in the southern hemisphere who are looking forward to spring, we need to think about the coming cooler months.

All the shops have their summer sales now so that they can clear the way for the new autumn/winter stock that will be on sale by the beginning of August.

So the challenge is to make something that will keep you warm!

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Josie (forum member) is knitting a lap quilt…

challenge blanket

…Arlene (adventures in felt) has just made her first pair of mittens…

challenge mittens

…and last year Judith (koffipot) showed her woven scarf on the forum…

challenge scarf

…and if you’d like to make a hat but don’t know how, then Teri Berry is running an online class via the Felting and Fiber Forum. The class will run in July / August and registration opens on 2 July 2020.  The price for this four-week course is £50 GBP (approx. $66 US, $85 Canadian, €56, $88 AUD, $97 NZ) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students.

The first felting tutorial will be posted on 16 July 2020 with another tutorial posted in each of the following 2 weeks. The class forum will remain open for you to share your work and ask questions until 27 Aug 2020.

Here are a couple of her hats…

challenge hats

So get your thinking hat on.  What can you make, in your favourite medium, to help keep you warm this autumn/winter?

Please post your photos on the Felting and Fiber Forum in the studio challenges section.


15 thoughts on “2020 Third Quarter Challenge

  1. Josie will be pleased by your comment! The colours and pattern are really pretty.

  2. Hmmm… I’ll put my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with. I’m not much for wearing scarves and hats unless it is really, really cold. Maybe I can make a wool coat for my new dog 🙂

  3. Unfortunately, fall will be here soon enough. Great idea Lyn!

    And I highly recommend Terri’s hat class.

    1. I think when we’re children the summer seems to go on forever, but as an adult you realise it’s such a short season.

  4. Thanks Annie for the mention above. I have not worked on it since April due to all the mask making, but thanks to you I’ll make it a focus to finish for the upcoming challenge.

    1. Thank you Antje. We chose those examples to highlight that the challenges are not all about felt – the forum embraces many textile mediums.

      Neither of us yet have a clue about what we’re making for the challenge.

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