Saturday, 15 October 2011

My Autumn fairy and outcome from last week's felt workshops

To needle felt this Autumn fairy was good fun. Looking for something she could hold in her arm, I found an orange bead, which I had made a while ago and shape it into a pumkin. Then I made a little sunflower for the other arm. On her dress you can see autumn coloured leave shapes. 

Needle felted Autumn fairy with pumkin, leaves and sunflower
 This week needle felting was popular in the Wednesday workshop in Glasgow's Westend.

Needle felted ladybird
Friendly gnome, needle felted

Winter fairy, made by a girl of 8 years

Another winter fairy made by another girl of 8 years

Beautiful wet felted necklace on metal wire, made by a young student

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Felt workshops in October and November in GalGael in Ibrox/ Glasgow

Fancy to learn about felt making? Come along to Galgael on Thursday, 6th of October, 3.15 - 4.45pm. You can make a flat felt, or something else, using colourful sheeps wool. It's fun and easy to learn! Suggested donation: £4/ £3.There will be 3 more felt sessions, every fourtnight (20./10. and 3.+17./11.)  Please send me an email if you were up for it. ( ) The woolcraft group in Galgael is a group of volounteers, doing spinning, weaving, plant dyeing, knitting, crocheting and felting. We are happy to share our skills. If you like you can stay for longer. Thursday nights in Galgael are a great opportunity to get to know the place the guys and share food, poetry, songs, music and laughter ;-)
GalGael, 15 Fairley Street, Glasgow/Ibrox, G51 2TS(Phone:0141/4273070)

Photos from felt workshops run in September 2011

5 nuno felted scarves
These 5 beautiful scarves were made by 5 participants in a workshop run by me in Penicuik/south of Edinburgh. The workshop was part of the Penicuik and District Arts Festival in September 2011. The participants used colourful merino wool and a piece silk fabric.
Feed back from a participant: "Thank you for a wonderful workshop, Laryna really enjoyed it and full of inspiration to start my next scarf. It was great to see you again."C.J.

Mobile phone bag
These 2 mobile phone bags were felted by two girls, aged 8 years in a workshop run in Glasgow's Westend in September 2011.
Mobile phone bag

Felted flowers
Felted flowers created in another felt workshop in Glasgow.