Here are some pix from our event at BAGI.
In the hot shop - Mark gives a helping hand
In the hot shop - Treg assists
Lampworkers participating in the bead toss -
Johnathon and the fusers on the other side of the wall
So now I'm getting ready to teach a mini-workshop in Washington over Labor Day weekend. My project is a small felted wall hanging, and I've started another one to bring as a sample. This time it's flowers - no birds, no trees, no leaves. But there will be beads on it - I can't make a felted object without embellishing it!
These are a few pix I took during the process. First I made a pre-felt from which I cut out the shapes for the flowers. Here are the fibers before I wet them down.
After felting the flower fibers, I laid out the fibers for the background. I had my little studio buddy Niki keeping me company - she just loves coming out into the wet lab with me.
After I wet down the background fibers, I placed my flowers, put additional fibers on them, and added wool yarn for the stems.
Now that I've fulled and dried the piece, the embellishing is coming along quite nicely. I've beefed up the stems with some needle felting and I'll be enhancing the flowers with some bead work. Before I head up to the Pacific Northwest this coming Saturday, I'll show you pictures of the finished projects.
Now go have yourselves a happy and creative day!