Today Juana, Terri, and I went to Jan Waller's felting workshop at the Plymouth Community Arts Council. We made felt fish with Jan as part of "Water", Felt United's international felting event. Some of the fish were flat and some were 3D and all will be displayed together soon at the center.
It was a delightful group of kids and adults, females and males. We all had great fun and it was one of those "I-can't-believe-I-just-made-THIS" adventures.
Here are some pics I snapped throughout the session.
|yes...I worked with my fish in this upside down position to make myself concentrate more on the laying down of two even layers of felty fiber stuff (one going vertical and one going horizontal)...then I added the color details|
|Jan checking my progress and giving me a "felting slave" to help with part of the rubbing stage...later I remembered it is the ROLLING stage that I absolutely can't do on my own.|
|Andrew graciously worked on that end of my fish while I worked on the other...sometimes we overlapped.|
|This was the next step in the 3D felting process -- flip the fish over and do it again on the other side.|
|My other side -- dry|
|My still quite damp 3D fish!|
|He has a sort of nose and a snaggletooth.|
|Terri & her fishy.|
|My guy -- side view.|
|My guy with some stuffing in him.|
|The group's fishes -- left to dry.|
|Juana's fish is the red-looking guy in the center bottom row (but he is actually more magenta).|
|Terri's guy is drying with a support to try to keep his shape -- felt has memory.|
|Another 3D fish I really loved.|
|I LOVE his face/eyes/mouth!|
|21 entries from Friday and Saturday!|
|I gave the CDs that arrived in envelopes a jewel case so that I could handle them without getting them scratched, etc. It is much easier to stack them like this.|