Felt School!

Felt School was just marvelous! Everyone was really friendly and fun-loving & we had great fun playing games, felting, and swapping stories. Artist Betsy Timmer presented her work and techniques again, and shared some new (non-felty) work as well. John Njagi from Sunflower Journeys filmed some classes and interviews for a show on the resurgence of animal fibers in Kansas (he was also out here, and to several other local spinners’ flocks, for shearing day).

We started by carding and carding and carding:

After lunch, artist Betsy Timmer presented her felt works and some new pieces…

There was wet felting and nuno felting in the afternoon, and the clothesline was a-flutter with color in the typically boisterous Kansas wind…

Then Sunday was needle-felting and a little shibori and everyone adding the finishing touches to their FOs:

Katie’s hilarious giant felted mustache and little mustachioed tree…

And I didn’t realize until too late I’d missed Jennifer’s felt, thought I did get a nice shot of her fabulous hood:

The most elaborate piece was Sara’s amazing scarf, which featured ink drawings of sea creatures on chiffon fluttering through nuno and needle felted sea…

Felt School Class of Summer 2009:

Sara, Leila, Jennifer, Courtney, Marta & Katie

Yay Felt School! Hooray!

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