The fourth quarter challenges are for all fibre lovers – felters, sewists, knitters, crocheters, weavers and mixed media enthusiasts – so let’s get creative!
One of the challenges for this quarter is a bit predictable – but hey it’ll still be fun 😊
Make a Christmas decoration! Here are a few ideas: something to hang on a tree; a table centre or runner; ear-rings; hats; window display; door wreath … but there are many more.
This tree hanging decoration is a crocheted snowflake stiffened with dilute pva.
Textile wreaths don’t have to be traditional.
This holly wreath, plant stars and decorative pudding are all made from handmade felt and embellished with free motion stitching.
This knitted stocking was hung in the fireplace just waiting to be filled with little gifts.
It’s a magical time of the year for trees – any that are not evergreen will give a dazzling display of colour.
So continuing the tree challenge for this year, use the autumnal inspiration to make a piece of textile art of your chosen tree – or a different tree if you’ve had enough of the one you’ve been working on 😊 and of course it doesn’t have to be the whole tree!
Recently Karen Lane showed us some ‘Lutradur’ leaves made by her students – see her post here: https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2023/09/24/melting-felting/
Our ‘Autumn Leaf’ bowl is made of handmade felt embellished with free motion stitching. Here it is laid flat after stitching…
… and here it is after being stitched into a bowl.
We hope you can find something in this quarter’s challenge to make you want to have a go 😊
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