Felt making is extremely hard work, it is very physical. By about 3pm most were on their third piece, but they were sitting down to do the rolling...!!! I think that with the physicality of the process comes a real sense of achievement and satisfaction. Certainly at the end of the day everyone seemed delighted with their pieces of felt and were keen to make more. Next Saturday we move onto the first workshop making Soft Pots, with Felt Bags & Felt Jewellery workshops following on the next consecutive Saturdays.
Last week I visited a really exciting new enterprise "Made on the Isle of Wight" which specialises in everything that's produced and hand-crafted on the island. They will be stocking a selection of my felt designs, including my Felt Hearts and Flower Brooches shown here. Their brand new showrooms at Bullen Mead near Ryde are certainly worth a visit...! And check out their website too by clicking the link above.