Monday, 8 March 2010

Needle-Felting Workshop

Before I start I just want to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone who responded to my last post. I appreciate all your very interesting comments and I will let you know the results of my research into printing on fabric very soon.
Today I have been teaching a needle-felting class at The Beetroot Tree and I want to thank all of the 14 lovely ladies who came along. They showed such great enthusiasm and produced fabulous results! Above you can see the pre-felted pieces I made for them to work on (we cut them up into pieces) - we also used other starting points such as plain bought felt and wool top just on its own.



Not many of them had tried needle-felting before and they all produced beautiful pieces......either a brooch or a picture for a small frame or greetings card.

The Beetroot Tree has a fabulous shop and it didn't take me long to spend my wages.......

These are my latest attempts at making brooches ........ 'etsy maybes'.

19 comments:

maggi said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. I love your brooches - etsy definites I would say.

Jo Hassan said...

Oooo class looks fab... I'm sure everyone had a truly fun and inspiring time.
Loooove your brooches too - Etsy shoppe???? Exciting!
Hugs xx

La Dolce Vita said...

oh your class looks great love! LOL! I usually spend all my money at the store where I teach too!! just terrible!! I am hoping to end that with on line classes!!
your lost things book sounds very interesting and I am reading, Our Lady of the Lost and Found!!! funny eh??

Kimmie said...

I would have loved to be No. 15 in your class!!!!

Lorraine said...

what a great name for a shop..your class looks great I like your brooch on the left. I go to a textile felting group once a month and have just finished my first needle felted landscape..I love making something out of nothing and wool is so nice to work with

debs said...

Ohhhh, how I wish I could have been there... this looks soooo fun and definitely something I've been wanting to try my hand at for ages! I love your blog and hope to keep updated on your classes from now on. I'm trying to add your blog to mine but so far no joy. I'll have another now!
All the best,
Debs :)

B.J. von Schneyder Art said...

Looks beautful, I have never heard of this technique before!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I can imagine how you delighted your students with your enthusiasm and talents Linda! Looks like a really lovely time was had by all!
Guess you could think of it as 'recycling' spending your wages at the shop ;)
oxo

Terri said...

Wow, that looks like fun! And the felt pieces you made are gorgeous!

Jacky said...

Wonderful supplies you bought with your wages!
Your class looks like it was so much fun and the work the ladies did is a credit to you. I think you must be a real asset to the Gallery!
Thanks for sharing all the pics with us and I bet you are asked to do more of these classes!!!

Jacky xox

Janny said...

Tnx for sharing! Gorgeous, love the colours!

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhh Linda, I am so jealous, I wish I could have been in your class. I do know how to felt but never had a class which would be sooooo much fun, especially with you!
The Beetroot Tree seems to have everything too, what a wonderful place to spend you wages :)

Emma said...

No, no, only read it once! I was having a little rant :)

Your brooches are lovely & even tho I've drawn blood a few times you inspire me to go & look out my needles! I'd love to have been at the class too & visit the shop!

Dot said...

I would love to take a class with you Linda. You would be a great teacher! I can see that your students had a lovely time. And your brooches are gorgeous. Hope you do sell them on etsy. I would be your first customer!
Dotxx
P.S I would spend any earnings from classes too!

LazyKay said...

Lovely pieces - I can see they were really concentrating. Wish I'd been there.

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Laura Hegfield said...

looks like a wonderful time was had by all! I haven't done needle felting in a long time...it really is a lot of fun:)

*jean* said...

ooo and happy mother's day!

*jean* said...

ooo linda! i'm so glad you started felting...you made it look so wonderful and fun! i've been having quite a good time with it this winter and am glad other have the opportunity to learn it from you!! love your swirly brooches too!

Renee said...

Oh my GOSH that looks like so much fun! I wish I could have been there but it is nice to at least get to get highlights from your blog :)

Renee