My first piece of felt…………….

what an amazing day spent with my friends in deepest sussex.  Ali is an artist, and today she passed onto us her amazing skills as a felt maker. Sitting together amongst a riot of colour, pinks and reds, blues and greens, sketch books, paintings, the tools of the trade and from the windows a view of the sussex downs, what inspiring surroundings.  We chose our colours and with patient instruction slowly constructed  our chosen designs, poured on hot sudsy water and rubbed and rolled the wool into submission, then like magic the fibres all “knit” together into one glowing piece of wool felt cloth.  What was really great was sitting n a circle with my friends, rolling and rubbing in the soapy water and all chatting and laughing and sharing our stories, a magical day which I know will inspire some future work………..  Thanks so much Ali.

Please follow the link here to Ali’site www.feltgoodfeltfine.com

2 thoughts on “My first piece of felt…………….

  1. Awwwww! It’s lovely. I want to rub my cheek against my computer screen just to see if I can feel your felt’s softness. Love the colours you’ve used. I always longed to make felt. Maybe I’ll have to google a local workshop! X

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