Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Jeanette Appletons workshop

Neck wrap in colours I first thought were terrible but I am starting to like it, and two bowls it is a good way of really mixing up colours and leaving your comfort zone.
More results from her workshop

workshop with Jeanette Appleton

Jeanette's workshop was about colour and blending and how to make and use fine prefelts.
Firstly we took a small amount of wool in 3 to 4 different colours laid them down then blended them by hand ,them carded them.We then photographed them on black and white paper as a memory aid.It was lovely to see some of the beautiful shades produced.We then made a very fine prefelt by using these colours,I had taken a lot of colours that I was not too fond or so ended up with a real mishmash.
By placing other fabrics or wool fibres underneath you could change the shades and colour we then had to combine the different pieces .these cut outs were great for getting an idea of what parts might end up looking like.Some of the finished pieces

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Teaching a workshop at Malvern what a great day with lovely friendly ladies it was such fun.we were making a ruffled neck wrapwith fine merino wool with a lace insert.the lady above used scrim with great results
These two used metalic lace which very effective

Athis beautiful beaded material which looked lovely the  sequins dissolved whilst felting,such a shame.So what did they make sequins from?And here are a few of the finished neck wraps.It was a pleasure to spend the day with you ladies carry on felting

Lovely ruffles in this neck wrap