Our local Potwin Fiber Artisans will be holding the TWISTED! Fiber Festival the first weekend in November, and I am working on a sculpture to represent what we all do with the fiber arts, and thought that the eclectic collection of crocheters, knitters, embroidery experts, spinners, felters, etc. would be best seen as a vortex of fibers!
Yep, I’ve been trimming newly felted wool pieces today and collecting the debris, and will combine it with dryer lint and some lovely black and gray wool to create a tornado! Then, for grins and giggles, I’ll add threads, yarns, perhaps a few needle tools, and when complete, it will be the perfect representation of TWISTED!
Watch for upcoming pictures to document the process! (And I’ve got something really special cooking in the wings!)
FELT This! Needle Felted Bag-on-a-Block Class (2 sessions)
When? Wed, September 19, 6pm–8pm & Wed, September 26, 6pm-8pm
Where? Potwin Presbyterian Church 400 SW Washburn Topeka, KS
Fee: $30 (includes needles, use of instructor multi needle tools & foam block, embellishment options including dyed locks, art yarns for stitching, beads & sequins.
Supplies needed: 2oz base wool & 2oz dyed roving, top or art batt (NO SUPERWASH) If you have needle felting tools, bring them along with you, but have them labeled.
Description: Using a closed cell foam block as the base, we will build a bag around the block using needle felting techniques. No need for a lining, the base wool will provide the lining, and you will needle felt your dyed roving/top/art batt directly to the base wool. During the first session, we will take some of the dyed roving/top/art batt you brought to wet felt a sturdy cord for the strap for your bag, and will begin the needle felting of the bag on the block. You may need to take the bag-on-the-block home with you to complete the needle felting before the second session. During the second session, at Open Stitch night, you will add the strap to the bag and embellish using a plethora of items from the instructors’ stash of beads, sequins & art yarns. You bag will be completed by the end of the second session.
Interested in taking the class? Email me right away: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time, FELT SOMETHING!