Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Another Felting Class...and More Flowers!

Yesterday I taught another felting class at The Beetroot Tree Gallery
....... this time we made felt beads and bracelets. We rolled the wool fibres with warm water and soap to make balls, let them dry, stitched beads onto them, then strung them onto shirring elastic with glass and silver beads in between.

I also paid homage to Jean (you can see her felt and silk flower tutorial here) and we made flowers to add to the beacelets. Instead of using coloured silk flowers though, I bought some very cheap white blossoms on a stem (from Wilko) and took them to pieces.....
......sprayed them with inks.......

..........and then felted them together and stitched beads in the centres.

The ladies were all delighted with their results........

29 comments:

Jacky said...

I'd be delighted with those bracelets too...they are gorgeous! I love what you have done with the flowers.

Jacky xox

viscose yarn said...

great idea...love your work and design....

Jo said...

How pretty! Love the bracelets and your gorgeous flowers, plus the wonderful creations you have made (in your previous post) by incorporating your wonderful photoshop images. I'm in awe of creativity and imagination, Linda.... such an inspiration!
Hugs Jo x

Heather said...

Those sprayed flowers are just gorgeous Linda and I love the bracelets too. I bet all your ladies had a great time making them.

Sandy said...

Oh wow so wonderful felting work and the flowers are delightful.
Gorgeous art. Love them all.

Rosie said...

That looks like SUCH a lovely class - wish I'd been there!

Terri said...

Your bracelets are fab!
No wonder the ladies were delighted with your flowers...they are amazing!
What do you mean that you "felted" them together? Would you mind sharing that part?
The flowers are stunning. You are truly a genius at creating things.
Hugs,
Terri

mollye said...

I think you have something here... a virtual genius! they're beauties.

maggi said...

What fantastic results with the bracelets and no wonder they were delighted with the flowers, they have turned out really well.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh brilliant to spray the flowers Linda! Your class looks like SO much fun, you must have standing room only!
Gorgeous creations!
oxo

Dot said...

Love this post Linda! Your students look like they were having a blast. And the bracelets look fabulous. What a great idea to spray silk flowers and put felt in the centres too.
You have the best idea's.
Much love from me and the kitties.
Dot xx

Emma said...

I'd love to make some of those eads & visit the Beetroot Tree, one day.Such pretty flowers.

Yes very dreich up here now, we're paying for all that lovely weather!

Thanks for your kind comments ;)

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, this is brilliant ! They look so sweet. I can think of all kinds of places these flowers could go...

pammyjo said...

Very pretty! What fun.

*jean* said...

fabulous!!! i am so glad you started stabbing and got me interested...thank you!!! i love your idea of the white flowers and sprays...well done, dear friend!! glad to see you're back..hoping all is well...

Lynn said...

Wish we could all come to your classes Linda, I especially like the flowers sprayed with inks, great idea :)

Heloise said...

I really like the colours that you have sprayed the petals with. The finished results are wonderful.

Janny said...

They are gorgeous!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh the flowers are just so heavenly!!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Linda! Looks like you had a very successful class! Wonderful creations! :-)

Jackie said...

You go from strength to strength. I enjoyed a very good talk given by Alysn at our regional day.You're lucky to have her so near.

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda these felt bracelets are so pretty, and the flowers that have been inked look so delicate.
I love the colours of both the felting and the flowers , Im going back for another look, they are great. Thank you for sharing

Judy S. said...

Very clever, Linda. What a neat idea! And terrific looking results.

Rosemary said...

How lovely! The bracelets are beautiful and I'm amazed at the transformation of the humble flowers! Oh my goodness!

LazyKay said...

Pound shops are a great source for flower sprays which can be deconstructed too.

I love what you've done here.

xxxxxxxxxx

Butterfly Works said...

Love the bracelets and the flowers...such a neat idea....

Catharina Maria said...

They are soooooooooooo beautiful Linda , love them all !
♥RINI♥

marie Goodwyn said...

Wow - those flowers are amazing - I must rush to wilco immediately!! I recently learned to wet felt on a textiles evening class. I have only done it flat so far but it would be fun to experiment with beads too! I've also done a couple of SuziBlu's courses and have just started with Piety and Passion so it's lovely to see a relatively local person doing it too!
regards, Marie

trudi said...

What a wonderful blog you have. I love these flowers! They're so realistic.