Fabulous felting

felting fibre and matBeth had us entranced this week. We always like watching her work. She is very zen and her process is very meditative. This week she brought a long a holey felting mat and some fabulous fibre from frabjous fibers which she had bought on her recent trip to the USA but said you could get it at Craft Alley Designs. The site is  being upgraded so is not currently available.

The opulence blend Beth had brought in caught our attention because of the mix of fibres :  superfine merino,tussah silk, baby camel down, royal baby alpaca. It sounded opulent!!  The colour Tourmaline comes from a semi precious gemstone with distinct visual qualities. The fibre certainly lived up to the name. We loved the colours and the feel of the fibre.

Beth set to work carefully poking the fibre into the holes with a chopstick. It will make flowers. The felters in the group then had lots of conversations about the process and what could , might and would happen. It created a lot of interest and productive ideas.

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