Wow! We had a fabulous afternoon. I'll let the pictures speak fo rthemselves.
Below is the concept and samples I made for this workshop.
My ball brausers and I are getting ready for a fun filled afternoon at the Nelson Women's Centre. Today we will wet felt our water themed pictures using my water soluble fusing technique to achieve control and clarity.
At our first workshop four weeks ago we faced the biggest hurdle....... A blank white paper! Ideas from textiles (ok. Laura's dress :-D) the interwebs, coloring books took shape in a small 7x7" square. We then blew those up 140% using a copier.
Two weeks ago we traced our enlarged designs onto the water soluble stabilizer and began needlefelting them.
Today we wet felt them. But here is a sneak preview of the first completed piece.
Bubbles by Marie
"It's Marie, from the felting workshop. I'm sending you the picture of my "piece of art". I wet felted it on my own, so I'm pretty sure it's not perfect at all, but I like it. Thank you again for teeching me, I will make plenty for my future children."
Can't wait to see what other scrumptious treats the day brings.
Roll on #Felt United!
My method is to cover the table with plastic, then a layer of bubble wrap, a layer of synthetic lace curtaining, the piece to be felted and finally another layer of lace. The two layers of lace allow me to pick up and move a wet heavy piece without stretching or tearing it while it is still tender. I use COOL water with soap already in it to wet the piece down. I transferred this technique from nuno felting where I use it to slow the process down. This gives inexperienced felters a better shot at success. We worked the piece as a big group by hand to the prefelt stage. Then used warmer water and began rolling. First on a pool noodle withe bubble wrap until we reached proper felt. To full we rolled with a hard stick directly on the felt with a towel around the outside. Now onto photos.