Our best wishes to you all for a happy, creative new year! And what better way to kick-start your creativity in 2023 than taking a challenge or two 🙂
The first challenge for this quarter is from a post by Caterina on the Felting and Fiber Forum after she had made some arm-warmers.
Quote: “Couldn’t we have a Quarter Challenge on felt things that are purpose made to address a need that we can’t find a way to address with store-bought stuff?
For instance, another thing that I would like to make is a sight-glasses holder with a belt, so that I can always have my other pair of glasses with me, but not dangling from my neck as I would have them with a store-bought glasses-holder, because I am forever banging them on some counter or getting them in a heated pan or dunking in the sink while I wash dishes with the normal necklace – type of holder. I keep saying that I need to make me one that will suit my life, but I have not gone round to it yet!” Unquote.
So could you make something, that you can’t buy in a shop, to make your life easier?
The second challenge is Jan’s idea and it will be carried through all four quarters of this year.
For this quarter’s challenge, find a tree that you like and depict it as it awakens in spring with buds/new leaves/blossom – it can be realistic or representational.
We would all like to see photos of challenge pieces and if you are unable to upload photos directly onto The Felting and Fiber Forum ‘studio challenges’ thread, then please use the link below.