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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekend fun

Last weekend I had a friend visit us and she wanted to learn a bit of felting. So I showed her how to do wet felting.
I think most of you know how to do this. It is very simple. You lay wool fibres on top of each other in layers. Each layer is laid right angles to each other. Then the layers are rubbed together with hot soapy water. This is a very simplistic explanation but if any of you are interested there are plenty of tutorials on the web how to do this





It was fun and relaxing to do and this is what we shaped it into with a glass. One can shape it into all sorts of things but a glass is all I had so we just did this shape. 

I am also taking an online class with Angela Jereski http://aforartistic.com
I haven't got very far with it yet because I have to wait for all the supplies that I had to order. It's a pity that in UK we do not have craft shops that sell all these materials under one roof. So ordering from various sources takes so long.

14 comments:

  1. Looks like you had fun! Your class sounds really interesting - I so understand about the supplies - isn't it frustrating. Hope it all arrives and we get to see more of what you're doing.

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    1. I home so to Jules. Some are coing from thé US so it is tajine time

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  2. looks like fun :) haven't tried that yet, but sadly only so much time in the day to experiment : /

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    1. Yes there is so many things to try out wish we could within the time we have.

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  3. I didn't know how to do wet felting! Gosh, that looks so pretty. My first thought? Doll hats! And yes, I have to admit, the best thing about moving to the USA is the craft store; they're the size of Tesco and they're just full of things for crafts. A decent supermarket is a good source, too, just add your jewellery findings and sewing fabric to your shopping trolley. If someone wanted to be a millionaire in the UK, a craft supermarket would be a good place to start!

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    1. They have most things under one roof that is what I like. Someone like me coming from UK I could go mad shopping there. Probably break my bank balance:)

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  4. That looks fun. Thank goodness we have the internet. My first couple of dolls were a bit make do because I couldn’t get supplies.

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    1. Yes Wendy we have the Internet nut still some of the stuff comes from the US as they don't make them here and one has to wait for weeks to get it.

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  5. Hi Shashi, I had no idea how to do that, how clever you are. I don’t really know anything about crafting, but I did visit a Hobbycraft store with a friend once, and they seemed to have loads of stuff all under one roof. I have no idea if any of it would be of interest to you, but it might be worth a visit one day. The one I went to was near Bournemouth, but I think they are all over the country. Hugs Barbara

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  6. The glass is looking beautiful like an orange flower burst !But I did not get a single thing except its done by wool fibres ..sigh!
    Guess ' ve to Google/You tube it on the net ..But you sure seem to have a nice time .. :) Cheers for that :)

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  7. Hi Shashi,

    That was so nice of you to teach your friend how to do wet felting. It is so much fun. Love the vase shape that you got using the glass. :)
    The online class that you are taking looks like fun. Can't wait to see doll(?) that you are making.

    Hugs,

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  8. It looks like you had fun! Love what you made out of it. such an interesting craft - if i only had the time to try.

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  9. I want to come and play Shashi! I took a wet felting class a couple of years ago. So much fun!!!!!!

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  10. Happy easter my friend.hugs.

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