I did a short evening class this last Wednesday. It’s just 2.5 hours long.
First we did just a felt petunia type flower to give them all the idea. I forgot to take pictures of that but there are a couple in the finished shots at the end. Then we did silk hanky flowers with stems and stamens.
They all turned out lovely. Everyone seemed to have a good time even the lady that thought it was going to be a needle felting class. Some of the colours were unusual but they turned out great.
I taught felted flowers this last week as a short evening class. We had a good time. This is proved by me not taking many pictures again.
First they did a morning glory style flower to get the idea of laying out. Some of the students had not ever used roving before. Here they are shaping their flowers.
This is Carlene’s flower
Next they made more delicate flowers using silk hankies and they learned to make stamen and stems.
and everyone together
And be cause it’s spring her are some lamb pictures.
when lambs are born we put them and their mom into a small pen to make sure mom has milk and everything is going well. After a few days the lambs get their eartags and vaccinations. Then into a small group pen with other moms and lambs and then after a few more days out into the big group pen were they can get outside too. It is fun to run and jump with other lambs.
This is my house lamb, he is a preemie. He is very small with not much wool and no body fat. He was born late Tuesday night. And just because I like them here are the roosters roosting on some lambing pens for the night. They go to bed early as you see it is still daylight out.
Well I thought since everyone else was making those bird pods that I’d have a go to
Ha, it didn’t exactly turn out like one so I thought I’d try something else, this is what it started out like.
A little bit too pink for a start, I used a fibre batt that I made a while ago that was a merino blended with border leister and also some sari silk added it. It reminds me of a pink Hogwarts hat lol , hours of rubbing and rolling I ended up putting it in the dryer for ½ hour or so and I cant quite get all the wrinkles out. I must be the only one that ends up with crinkly felt lol it is nice and strong so that’s on the plus side for me but I also realized pretty quickly that I cut the resist out in the wrong shape, I wasn’t really thinking of the bottom, just the top so that’s why, to me, it looks more like a hat than a pod.
So as I was wondering what I could do with it I made up some flowers and stems ( these are probably my best flowers so far) I think I’ve finally got the hang of which way to rub while trying to stay in shape.
I was thinking I’d just add them in when of course I knew that it needed a door and a little secrecy!
shhhhhhh you know Fairies don’t like to be seen but for once I was ready and waiting, your not quicker than me little fairy, although he almost made it
but just not quite
I ended up having some fun with this and I might add some more smaller flowers , its been a while since I’ve pick up my felting needles and just making the fingers was great !!