Wreath workshop

This is quite late as I’ve been so busy with work and the Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate. Not until the end of the day did I realise the camera was on the wrong setting  but at least you can see the beautiful wreaths that were made. It’s just a shame that people took them home at the end of the day, they’d have made a nice display on my wall. The beauty below is by Alison.

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We began by covering a half polystyrene ring with carded Merino. Whilst they were drying we made felt in wonderful autumn colours from which we cut various leaf shapes.

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The wreath above is made by Jeni and I love the bountiful feel of it. The purple, yellow and blue wool are needle felted acorns in real acorn caps.

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Lesley made a lovely job of the wreath above with a hand made cord to hang it by.

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The beautiful  wreath above is by Sue. I love that each wreath is different but they’re all so wonderful. I may have to do another wreath workshop, they’re such fun.

Here’s two I made earlier

These two wreaths were made as samples for the workshop held earlier in the month. I prefer to base my wreaths on polystyrene half rings which give a good solid base andf once covered with wool, sectionss can be left bare if desired and still look good. They also have the benefit of being able to pin your felt into place prior to glueing them on.

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This first wreath is based on the fab fiery colours we see in Autumn. Carded Merino is wrapped around the ring and then felted into place.

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Needle felted acrons in real acorn caps are attached along with, beech nut shells and pine cones.

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Various leaf shapes were cut from the golden felt, positioned with pins and once I was happy with the design they were glued in place. A mustard ribbon provides the hanging meachanism. My second wreath is based on woodland colours.

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Using various remnants of felt from my stash I used just one leaf shape throughout. The leaves on the right are cut from a felt which had been stitched and where possible I attempted to get the stitching running down the centre of the leaf like a vein.

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Found objects like horse chestnuts, beech shells and pine cones give a lovely contrast to the felt.

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Instead of ribbon to hang this one I used the cord from the skirt that I turned into a bag earlier in the year (post here) and the remainder of the cord has been used up in the wreath workshop. It really pleases me that every little bit is reused. Making these wreaths gives me so much enjoyment that I may just have to do a spring one next.

An autumn walk

A stroll early one Sunday morning.

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I love spotting funghi.

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Blue skies and golden leaves.

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The picture below isn’t a great shot but I thought all the lines were interesting.

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Again, it’s a little dark but I just loved the twisted roots.

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The texture of the tree stump above is divine and the light below just wonderful.

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