a life of fibre

Final workshop of the year

Whenever you take your eye off time it goes rushing round like a mad thing and now I’m already at the stage where I’ve completed the final workshop of the year. The upside of course is that it won’t be too long before the next one in the new year 🙂  But, before I get ahead of myself, let me show you what was made yesterday.

Working in Merino wool we made neck and hand warmers and as we had a couple of felting newbies with us I decided to start with the slightly easier 2D neck warmer. It was even more important than normal that we start slow as everyone had terrible journeys either stuck behind slow moving traffic or following diversions due to accidents causing road closures.

The set above was made by Sue and I especially like the spiky edge to the scarf created by placing little loops of purple along the edge of the old gold colour. I’ve folded the scarf over so you can clearly see both colours which were used.

These lovelies were made by first time felter June and you can see it’s another matching set, this time with contrast lining colour on the wrist warmers.

A third matching set from Jean in wonderful cheerful colours to make you smile, with a little ramie decoration. We nearly had a disaster where the thumb joins the main body of the wrist warmer but a littl;e judicious needle felting soon set us back on track.

Stephanie didn’t really want me to show you her scarf as she didn’t consider it finished but it looks great and cold blue and red is one of my favourite colour combinations. The photo doesn’t show it very clearly but the edge of the scarf has a row of points along giving it even more interest.

Stephanie chose to make longer wrist warmers, this splendid pair reach at least half way to the elbow and most certainly don’t match the short scarf above but are wonderful. I’m not sure she wanted to remove them for the drive home and I’ve a sneaky feeling that more pairs will be made very shortly.

 

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