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    Techniques for Intermediate Felters Class-The Afternoon

    Last time I talked about the first half of the class, class-the-morning  In the afternoon they did one large sample of many things. They used foam tubes and lots of inclusions. There were two resists sticking up and spikes They added some silk and cotton squares, yarn,  some scrunched up silk and a silk flower. See the cool little rolling tool I got recently. It’s a little massage roller. This was it’s first try out. It worked really well. I have some other kinds ordered so I will do a post about them later.    Here are a couple of shots of me teaching. The left one is talking about adding some scruched up…

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    Techniques for Intermediate Felters Class- the morning.

    On Saturday I was teaching Techniques for Intermediate Felters.  It is a sample class. First we talked about how felt shrinks and then  did ruffled edges. As an aside it was Jan’s ( top right) birthday and the class was one of her presents. Only two finished ruffle pictures thanks to two of the students. After ruffles we did cracked mud. They did a double sample. One side was done with painters tape and one was done with floor underlay with holes cut out. On Lauren’s piece here you can really see the tape and the underlay. I wanted them to see how even the thin underlay makes it much harder…