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More distaff day

More distaff day

Last time I showed you what I did at distaff day.  http://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2014/06/03/distaff-day/ I thought I would show you some of the other classes that were going on.

needlfelting class Needle felting class

sock knitting Sock knitting class

weaving a bag over a card. Weaving a little bag over a peace of card

inkle weaving Inkle weaving with wire added  for manipulating

kumihimo Kumihimo, Japanese  braiding. here they are using marudai to do the braiding but you can do it with a piece of cardboard with slits cut into the edge.

beret on a card loom Weaving a beret on a card with holes punched in it.

rug hooking with roving rug hooking with roving finished          Rug hooking with roving. This is done with a hook  similar to a crochet hook and thin roving. I had only ever seen it done with woven wool strips.

This rug hooking really interests me. It looks like a great project to carry with you when you travel. Have you seen a new to you  fiber craft you want to learn?

 

Distaff Day

Distaff Day

Every year on of the local guilds hosts a day of fun short workshops, lunch and fun.

breakfast snacks

 

There are vendors for adding to your stash

vendor 1 vendor 2 vendor 3

In the morning I took a hookers necklace class. This is done by stitching the little wool strips and beads onto a stretchy string.  the necklace are scratchy but would be fine on winter over clothing. I think I may do one with some felt off cuts for a softer necklace.  Mine is second from the left.

hookers necklases

In the afternoon I taught a nuno felt bracelet. I had 10 people in the class and they seemed to really enjoy themselves. They will have to put buttons on them themselves. One lady left hers a little longer and is planning to use cufflinks to hold it closed.

nuno bracelets

I will show you the pictures I have of some of the other workshops  next time.

Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

Not a lot of felting itself going on this week but I have been busy. Like everyone else I never have enough storage space in my studio so I painted up all the peices and hubby and son put a new shelving unit together for me. I started to put sort and put things on it already but more needs to be done.

shelf

I am teaching at a multi guild gathering today. We call it Distaff day and for a small fee you get two 2 hour classes, lunch, vendors and lots of chatting with like minded people. I am teaching nuno felt bracelets and taking hookers necklace. I will have pictures of the day in a later post.

stuff for class

I washed some old fleeces I found stashed away and salvaged a small amount of curls I will cut from the  matted back. I don’t know where I got these but they would have been free. They don’t look bad in the pictures but they were in rough shape.

washed wool

I received a raw flees I ordered for a hat project that you will get to see when it’s done.  I was down to picking between 2 fleeces and in the end picked this one because I liked the sheep’s name. The fleece is very curly. I love the smell of raw wool.

wiki fleece

Lastly around the farm: the chickens and turkeys arrived. The Black chickens are egg layers and the yellows are meat birds.

chickens 2 chickens 1

The turkeys are at the ugly stage

turkeys 2

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