Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Felt Group

We meet on the second Friday of the month in a village hall. 
We take our own lunch and as I was making my salad last friday I was wondering if I could manage without bread but then thought..'oh well, there'll be cake'
There is cake. We have a rota.
Last week lots of members were unable to attend. I was, as usual late but had a good reason, not just not getting up early enough.
I walked in to half a dozen eager faces and the cry 'Have you brought cake?' (It wasn't my turn)
Horror..no one had taken cake. There were only about 8 of us and we didn't get down to felting with any great gusto. Instead we chatted.
We go for friendship as well as felting.

I eventually spread some wool tops out for a piece to make brooches.
I took ages just adding wisps of many different colours mixing and 'painting' with the wool.

Then it was lunch time.

(No Cake)

After lunch I wet the felt and did about three rolls and then there was a bit of discussion about who was going to lock up as our usual key person was away, and second in command of the keys wanted to go early. One by one we said 'Oh well, I'm going early' until we all decided to pack up.
So I didn't get to finish my piece of felt until Monday.

Ah I love the felt group! Usually its a room full of variety, laughter, and heavy duty felting. The offering of advice, the family news, and general good feeling. It was just a bit thin on the ground last week.

So I'm leading up to my latest piece of felt. Very hard to photograph. If the light is good, the colour disappears as it bounces back. If its not good light it looks dreary. I hope this is just about middling.

 It worked out well from a sewing point of view. I'm happy with the mixing and went to my sewing room to work with it and these are what happened. I've increased the colour in the one below...its a bit vivid.

 This is better. 
 I like this the best but in reality the left hand side of the leaf is a lovely duck egg felt. I'll have to try these again.

 Anyway thank you to all the people who commented on my invitations. Rebecca loved them. I'm sorry if I didn't get to reply to all of you. Your comments are very welcome.


Carol Q said...

stunning colour combinations as ever Jackie. there's so much colour in your latest piece of felt it gives you lots of opportunity for trying different colour themes.

Heather said...

Sad about the cake, or rather no cake!
It's lovely working among like- minded people isn't it?
Your felt looks as if it has been made from a beautiful rainbow and I just love the leaf shapes you have made from it. More gorgeousness.

Rachel said...

Subtle colour variations are very hard to photograph - you've done very well!

Anonymous said...

Your felt is always so beautiful - and now I know it's 'fuelled' by cake! ;-)

Els said...

Mmmmm lovely leaves !

Judith said...

Jackie - I am so enchanted with your work; the leaves especially resonate with me. Each one is like a little jewel. You keep felting and I'll keep admiring.
All the best,

5 Ladybird Lane said...

Beautiful leaves, especially without cake!!! Once again the colours are perfect. Sarah

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

It's all about the possibilities though isn't it, seeing the potential and bringing that out.
The wedding invites were terrific!

dosierosie said...

Great colours, I especially like the orange, very autumnal.

Twiglet said...

Lovely colours. I really must have a go at wet felting a multi coloured piece just for the fun of seeing what I come up with. x Jo

Linda said...

Don't talk about cake...I'm not allowed to eat wheat any more :-(
But your felting and brooches are as scrummy as ever!!!!

ferinn said...

These are just delicious.I wish I could belong to your group.

WendyK said...

I have just spent an hour drooling over your fabulous felt creations. Love the colours you use and the leaf shapes. The stitching on them sets the felt off beautifully.

Betty said...

I like the latest leaves, Jackie - leaves are my thing - the leaf at bottom of pictures with green hues is beautiful. Hope there will be leafy things on Etsy soon. Betty

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What in the world is duck egg felt? I've been puzzling and puzzling (and my puzzler is sore!)...please enlighten me because curiosity is getting the better of me.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, I love your work. I've only just discovered your blog but I am very glad have, especially as you are in the same part of the country as me.

The colours in these paisley pieces are stunning, I could sit and stare.

Rosie said...

It amazes me that you can take something so relatively simple and turn it into vibrant, luscious colours like this. Gorgeous (again).

Maggi said...

That is the most scrumptious piece of felt - must stop drooling on my keyboard. Love the brooch colours.

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