This weekend I have been a craft junkie all weekend. It was weekend 2 of my City and Guilds Level 1 course in Textiles through Felting. I am really enjoying the course and finding it so challenging and rewarding. It is really developing the design side of my craft and, quite frankly, aspects of it make my brain hurt - in a good way of course!
We made 2 felt pictures, inspired by our sunset paper collages. We used carders to blend colours, which is just amazing, and used both a white and a coloured background. I discovered that I am a 2 layer felter and that I definitley think in pictures rather than the abstract. I love the second felt picture much more than the first as it has more depth. I wish I'd added a touch of blue to the sky, but I will be able to do that when we embroider and emblish.
|First picture before felting|
|Felt picture 2|
We did some uneven dyeing using our accent colour, mine being orangey yellow. This was very cool - I have discovered a real love of dyeing. Not knowing how it was going to turn out was very exciting. My felting friends created some amazing dyed fabrics in purples and reds. It was fabulous.
|I love uneven dyeing!|
Of course, there was much more going on over the weekend. In fact, it was nonstop and we got so into our felting on Saturday, we worked over lunch. I have plenty of homework to do before the next weekend and I'm going to be felting at home this week whilst I'm on half term.
Here is a final treat. We ate our luch outside on Sunday as it was such a beautiful day. We made a new friend, a gorgeous black cat, who spent a lot of time with us. Isn't he a cutie?!
|Our new furry friend|