This board of imaginative wet felting was created by the students of the Special Education Centre of Henry Kendall High School. Some of our members assisted the students in learning wet felting. Quite a strenuous task. The students were quite pleased with their colourful results.
One of our newest members Lyn, has created these two Angel Bears. They are delicately hand-sewn and the result is quite spectacular.
Our creative artist Julie, has been busy making an owl family. When she has finished, it is rumoured she will call them Who, What, Where, When and Why. The little white owl appears to be having a bad hair day.
At Bev’s retirement village they are having money raising raffles and a farm display. These are the animals Bev Smith has created all from wool.
I love this needle felted piece by Julie. The mother bird is feeding her babies in the nest whilst the father keeps watch.
Our Felting Workshops have been in full swing. The first on 8th February was attended by ten people. This workshop was full and everyone made a hat or bag. This method was to allow the person felting to see how to wet felt over a template, fold over and finally remove the insert after the rolling procedure and begin the fulling. Debbie, Bel, Sukrita, Faye, Donna, Rhonda, Maggie, Laura and Connie got stuck into it and Katie came along to check it all out. Everyone participated in it and enjoyed the outcome of their accessories. Some then had a second go with a nuno felted scarf. There was no stopping them. Thanks to Gay for helping me as this was a full on day for all.
The second on 15th February was another very successful day with another eleven to do the felting. We were overfull, however we coped. Thanks to Sandra for coming along and making a cuppa for Lyn. We had thirteen but sadly Katie and Sukrita were sick and unable to come. My helper, Bev, had a fall and went to hospital for a replacement hip (what a way to get out of helping on the day). So it was certainly full on. Rachael (a newcomer), Erica, Debbie, Rhonda, Maggie and Carol all made hats. Every hat is different and fabulous. Donna decided to make a child’s hat and it is perfect. Kathryn and Bee each made a bag. Faye did a nuno felted scarf. Bee then decided to give Nuno a go and made a beautiful scarf. Thanks to all for helping in the clean up. I really appreciated it. Thanks to all who participated and your enjoyment made it all worth while.
By Lyn A.
Julie’s latest creations are displayed here. She has really become quite fond of needle felting which she did to decorate the little bags, with her latest figure sitting behind.
Lee did a felting course a while back and made this funky bag.
Carol brought in some of her nuno felted and hand dyed scarves and wraps to show us.
She started off using muslin, and then progressed to tissue silk.
The one below was her first experience with silk painting. Four lovely pieces, Carol.