Fibre artist, Elizabeth Bastin, shared her techniques
with our evening hooking group.
(Excuse any improper word usage for this art! I am a newbie.)
First we made a ball of white roving, then covered it in a blue roving.
We immersed this "ball" in hot water and massaged it with liquid soap.
Gradually it shrank and then we alternated hot and cold until the balls were small and firm.
My it was fun to play in hot soapy water!
Creative Diane dry felts a vine onto her ball.
We all decided to use these balls as pincushions.
Elizabeth demonstrated how she layers colours to make a flat "mat."
She uses this background to create pictures like the following:
Aren't they gorgeous?
Look how she's incorporated natural things too!
We also dry felted some small ornaments using the felting needles.
Here's a useful tip from Elizabeth:
You can store a couple of those sharpies for travel in a coffee stirrer!
A fun evening was had by all, despite howling winds and blowing snows.
Brrrr. Where is Spring?