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Friday, 21 October 2011

Young Feltmakers…

It's certainly been a week of contrasts! I had my youngest feltmakers on Saturday - 4 year olds - making felt as part of a workshop for children & parents at St Saviours School here in West Wight. I was really surprised at how well they all managed. They had no trouble handling the fibres, loved the colours and were very creative with their patterns & designs…



On Sunday I was invited to display my work for the Jacobs Sheep Society at Kingston Manor. The southern region were meeting on the Island to visit the various flocks, with some members coming from far afield Dorset, Sussex & Kent. It was a beautiful afternoon at the Manor - I set up in the grand Hall. The weather was fantastic, the cakes were incredible and the people were so interesting. The Jacobs were lovely too! You can guess why the ram is called Poirot - he's far left, with the large horns & moustache!  The highlight of the afternoon was the birth of a beautiful calf…

And you can see Boadie wearing the amazing felt hat that she made...


  
Talking of which…  Monday was my first 'Hats' workshop, which has been a long time in the planning stage, but as there will be more workshops to follow in a couple of weeks time I'll write about them in more detail then. Here's a small preview, along with some exciting new bowls and bags!



Each bowl turns out so very different yet the resists are the same size - they reflect the character and personality of each individual maker...

And there's lots more 'Bowls and Bags' workshop photos here...

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