I totally forgot about yesterday’s blog post – which is a shame, because it was a good day. I went to a local felt-making group that meets once a month – I missed the last meeting (or couple of meetings), and the last one I went to wasn’t very good, because I was not feeling at all positive or inspired. I did make some felt flowers, and enjoyed the company of the other felters (there is an overlap with the knitting group), but all in all, it was a bit of a negative experience, and I think I let that get to me.
However yesterday was a completely different sort of day, even though I wasn’t feeling desperately inspired when I arrived. L – the woman who runs the group – advised me to set out a base layer of white fleece, and then play around with the coloured fleece, and the vague idea that I had in my mind, and just see what happened – and that worked a treat.
I’ve actually made two felt pictures – the first one was the one I had been thinking about for a while – a sort of seaside view, with a grassy slope either side framing the view of a beach and the sea, and then a cloudy sky. It’s not finished yet – it needs embellishing in some way – embroidery and beads, I think, and maybe an appliqued-on boat – but it already looks like what it is, if you see what I mean!
Then, after having a look through a gorgeous felting book brought by one of the other members, I had a go at a picture of flowers in a vase, and that worked quite well too. Again I am going to have to embellish it and finish it off some more, but I really enjoyed making the pictures and the fact that other people could a) recognise what they were, and b) said they were good.