When you combine a bunch of fun ladies with a full day of felting, you are bound to have a day full of laughs 🙂
That is exactly what we did on Friday! I taught a nuno felt tank top class and it was a blast.
Kelly and Lauren are measuring out the silk fabric for their shirts.
The laughs really started when we held up and they tried on the silk ‘shirts’. We had to account for the shrinkage of the wool, but wrapping our heads around why they were THIS big was funny. I assured them it would be ok!
Coleen volunteered to be the seamstress…or maybe she just sat down in the chair first 😉 She was hard at work…
or maybe that was hardly working!
Next, it was time to lay out the fiber.
We were crammed into every corner of my shop. We were hoping to be outside and enjoy the sunshine, but it was too windy and it would have been disasterous…fiber everywhere!
I missed getting pictures of wetting down the projects, but it was probably because I was laughing at the comments flying around. My favorite of the day was ‘who jacked my shower curtain?’ said in total seriousness 🙂 We used sheer shower curtains to lay over the fiber and wet it down. This holds the fiber in place while it allows the water to soak through.
Next came the rolling. Some was done by hand…
and other’s were done by the rolling machines that a couple of ladies brought.
No matter what technique was used, the results were beautiful! Here is Lauren modeling her shirt…
and Sharon with her’s. Sharon was a real trooper…this was her first felting experience. She really jumped in the deep end with this project!
I didn’t get pictures of the rest, but they were just as fabulous!
These are beautiful, Shannon. I wish I lived closer to you so that I could have gotten in on the FUN!
Distance is such a barrier!
What fun I would have loved to have joined you all.
Thanks for the smile.
Glad we could bring a smile to your face!
Way cool!!! That rolling machine looks very serious.
It is serious! I thought I would like one, but I like the attention you can give to certain areas when you are working the felt by hand.
Looks like the shirts turned out really nice!
They all did a great job!
Hey, there’s Lauren!!! She’s a fiber friend and her husband Troy is my farrier/shearer!
I am constantly amazed at what a small world it is!