• classes,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    Wet Felted Slipper Class

    This last Saturday I taught a slipper class to 6 lovely ladies. I gave them a choice of templates, so there were different types of slippers being made at the same time. We used the one that looks like bunny ears, the one with little pointy the ears on the sides, boots and some pointy ones. They used Corriedale wool for the slippers. I prefer something like Fin wool but it is hard to get it in colours and everyone wants colours. So Corriedale is a good compromise. After everyone made templates it was onto laying out the wool. Then on to rubbing rolling Once everything was hanging together well,…

  • Bags,  Nuno Felt,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    Making Some More Little Bags

    I haven’t had much time to felt and today I finally got some time to start some new little bags. The last time I made little bags I forgot to add the spikes that end up as the closures so I made a bunch of spikes to be ready this time. Now to remember to make the rings for the bottom. I make these bas self lining by putting fabric next to the resist. This creates a nuno felt lining and I don’t have to do it later. I licked this silk scarf a friend gave me for it’s nice bright colours and interesting dye pattern. The other thing adding…

  • Nuno Felt,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    A Couple of Small Felt Pouches

    This week I decided to make a new pouch for my business cards. The one I am using now is getting  a little ratty looking from being in my purse for several years. I didn’t take any in progress photos. I wasn’t really thinking about it, just enjoying the process of making something. This is the first one, front and back and closed. It turned out well but I tiny bit smaller than I wanted.  Not bad considering I didn’t do any measuring I just cut out a resist and started. Here it is on the resist so you can see the shrinkage And a pictures of the nuno felt…

  • classes,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    Felt Vessel Class

    Posted on December 2, 2017 by shepherdessann I taught an enthusiastic group of ladies how to make felted vessels last Sunday. They were a great group and without Carleen’s reminders to take pictures I would have nothing to show you today.           Three ladies chose to make pots that were a different colour inside.  and two made theirs a solid colour. Then of course there was the wetting, rubbing and rolling and shapping     Blowing up a balloon inside  helps get a nice shape. In the back ground you can see Carlene rolling on a car mat. For some reason I did not get a picture…

  • classes,  Resist Felting

    Fingerless Mitt Class in February

    I am teaching at the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild  Fingerless Mitts, Cuffs or Wrist Warmers Feb 22 (Saturday) – Wet Felting— Description: Learn basic wet-felting techniques while keeping your wrists stylishly warm. Make a pair of wet felted cuffs that can be embellished in many ways. Keep your hands warmer but still allow full mobility for knitting , spinning or weaving or texting. Your cuffs can be small and discrete or big and bold! Prerequisite: None Class Size: not more than 6 Time: 10am-3pm Level: Beginner Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members Materials fee: $10 please contact the workshop coordinator to register: workshops@ovwsg.com

  • Resist Felting

    Fingerless Mits Experiment

    Christmas is coming so I am still working on fingerless mitts for my guild sale the first weekend in November. One of my scarves made the poster. I decided to try an experiment with a couple of pairs of Mitts. I wanted to make long cuts to reveal another colour.  I wrapped some shrink tubing and some regular tubing like you might use in a fish tank in some wool. I gave it a quick felt to get the wool tight around the tube. I thought this might be the best way to keep the fibers where I wanted them. I placed them between the layers of the mitts. It worked really well. …