Every year on of the local guilds hosts a day of fun short workshops, lunch and fun.
There are vendors for adding to your stash
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.
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.
I will show you the pictures I have of some of the other workshops next time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lastly around the farm: the chickens and turkeys arrived. The Black chickens are egg layers and the yellows are meat birds.