with the Sussex Felt Lady
Felting Workshops, Felt 'Objets' and commissions.
Christmas is coming and this years seasonal workshops have already begun with Wet Felting Soaps and the first Skiing Mouse. Still to come are more Mice, Tomtes and Christmas brooches – a Robin and a Snowman.The Essential Workshops for Beginners start on Friday 31st January, followed by Saturday 8th February. A great way to start the new year, learning new skills.
Holiday time has arrived, but felting will always be here. July workshops are an Essential Needle Felting Class, Wet Felting Beads, the last Panda workshop for this year and Needle Felting an Owl onto purse, making something useful into something very special. But I have also added 3 Poppy Workshop in September. Really looking forward to these.
This year is flying by – so much to do and so little time to do it in. The workshops are also whizzing by, and new ones being added every month. I am repeating a workshop from a couple of years ago, as a number of people would really like to do it – Wet Felting Millefiori Beads. The excitement of slicing your “cigar” after all of the felting has been done is nerve racking for everyone as you really do not know what your beads will look like until then.Great fun though, and once you know how to do it you will want to make more and more. A fun fun fun workshop to hold.
The 3 Essential Workshops in February really got me enthused, and were so enjoyable. Teaching and inspiring people how to get started with Needle Felting is absolutely wonderful. And when the new recruits then enroll into another workshop – whoa, what a result! I am currently working on some new ideas and will soon be introducing a round the world theme, starting with a Needle Felted Panda, then a Koala Bear and I would also love to do a crocodile too at some point.
I have been busy needle felting, and working on a new range of Owls for Rye’s Handmade. Needle felting these little owls has been great fun, although I must admit I have never seen a Purple one. The workshops for February and March have been filling up so fast. Thank you to everyone who has booked into them already. I will be shortly be adding more for the following 3 months, so please check back in soon.
I have tried to be organised for 2019 and needle felt everything needed for my new felting workshops this year. Have I been successful? No, but I have been thinking about a new Embellish your Beret Workshop. What do you think? The Felting for Beginners Workshops will start in February with 2 or 3 to get the year going. It will be great to meet some new people who I hope will become felting enthusiasts like me.