Needle felt

DSC_1650I’ve never been interested in the tradition wet felting techniques, probably because I’ve shrunk too many jumpers by accident, but needle (or dry) felting has so many permutations from small figures to pictures that it has grabbed my interest.

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Felt brooches

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Been a while since I posted anything; the summer holidays have been busy including rewriting the crochet class handout for the Wool Haven. New & improved and now with photos – taken patiently & expertly by ScribbleWolf so they are of a much better quality then my efforts. The first block of classes using it finished last Saturday and I have to admit I am much happier with this new version.

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International Day of the Midwife

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This may seem an unusual day to be blogging about on a craft site, but on 5 May this year they would like knitted, crocheted or crafted midwives.

This has been inspired by @knittedmidwife who can be found here.

I will be taking part in support of the University of West Scotland Midwifery team, and if you are in the southside of Glasgow the Wool Haven is acting as a collection point.

Patterns have been provided by Amy Kember (crocheted) & Kimara McCombs Wise (knitted)

Further details please contact sheona.brown@uws.ac.uk

I’ll update my efforts here 🙂

 

 

 

Update

The only downside to crafting and blogging is it is so easy to get caught up with the crafting that you forget to blog about it – or as in my case have about 5 blogposts/projects almost but not quite finished.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, 2 new crochet classes started at the Wool Haven and then a day out at the Hobbycrafts Show at the SECC which provided a lot of inspiration and a few projects.

Something I’ve thought about trying is crocheting with wire & beads, I’ve seen it on YouTube and in books, but never got round to doing it.

Now I’ve seen it I am definitely going to give it a go – although it may be a while before I can do the butterflies. 🙂

The event also hosted both the Scottish Quilting Show & the Stitching & Sewing Show. I can sew on a button, do alterations and complete basic projects but quilting has never been my thing; you have to be so precise and my level of competency does not match my expectations. Yes things get thrown in frustration. So it’s been a subject area I’ve avoided.

All I can say is wow. I knew things had progressed way beyond simple squares but the standard of work there was breathtaking.

Have to say I enjoyed myself there and felt I did quite well only coming home with stuff for 3 or 4 projects to try out – more of which soon.