Last night at our art group Running With Scissors, Jan took us on a felt journey! Jan is a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher, and I am delighted to learn anything from her.First we laid out fluffy fleece in a cross pattern, then we added wonderful bits of yarn and fabric and things. This is Anne’s beautiful landscapy design, laid out on bubble wrap. Another great use for bubble wrap, making felt.
Anne added hot soapy water and worked the fleece until it shrunk and bonded.
As the felt starts to bond, you can get rougher with it, here Julie starts rolling it back and forth between two sheets of bubble wrap.
This is partway through the process, becoming a beautiful Kandinsky-esque abstract felt.
This is the master (mistress? I guess not.) of felt, Jan, expounding on the wonders of making your own.
Joan had added marbles to her felt to add some texture, here Jan demonstrates how to birth the marbles (pop them out) so you are left with small, interesting caverns in your felt.
This finished piece has lovely bits of velvet trapped in the felt. Everyone was making such beautiful things! Thank you, Jan, for taking us on the felt journey!