Friday, February 18, 2011

My Felting Trip To "Balmy" Michigan!

Our Clasheen-style scarves.

 


Felting friends forever!!

 


Dawn-style scarf layout.

 


My finished scarf.

 


I spent much of last week in the lovely (and chilly) state of Michigan...

...visiting a dear friend of mine, Dawn.

It was our very own 'chase-the-February-blues-away felting retreat'...

...and we had a positively giddy time!

Now, even though we had planned to make tons of felt projects...

...we were having too much fun eating out, checking out the Princess Diana exhibit...

...and attending a vocal jazz/pop concert, to do as much as we had originally intended.

I was also lucky enough to get to meet a sweet blog friend of mine in person for the first time...

...the sparkling and delightful alpaca farmer and 'fiber artist extraordinaire', Andrea!

The first scarves that we made are a longer-petaled version of my Nicola scarf...

...made with four long stitched-together rectangles of pre-felt and lots of elbow grease!

The second scarf that we made is a specialty of Dawn's...

...involving swirls of variegated wool roving in an open-weave pattern.

We made a very cool hat, as well...

...but I'll save those photos for next time!!



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28 comments:

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Świetne!

Heather Woollove said...

Dziękuję!

Tamara said...

What a beautiful scarf!

Cash en Els said...

Ohh I love the scarfs, the last one, I gonna try it too.

Have a nice weekend, Els

Loco Lindy said...

The scarves look wonderful! It's so fun to see the connections that are made through the internet, since I have now met Dawn and Nicola and kinda feel like I know Andrea! Friends in fiber... through the net!

Dawn Edwards said...

Oh, we had such a good time...Can't wait until we get together again. You're the best!!! Haven't had a soul up with me at 6:00 a.m. (well except Yogi) to laugh and drink coffee. Can you imagine??? Hey, I thought we did a goodly amount of felting: a hat and two scarves...You know what they say, "All felting and no play, makes Heather and Dawn dull girls." Ha! Ha! Oh, yes, felting is play!!!
Thanks again for coming to see me...Had a great time!
Big hugs,
Dawn

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a treat! Gorgeous scarves.

martine said...

absolutely beautiful, and great to see your layout, I had assumed that that holey effect was made by breaking holes in the felt, this method looks so simple.
thanks for sharing
martine

Patty Biermans said...

What a lovely scarf with the swirls! LOOOOOOVE it!!! Hugzz...Peebee

WonderWhyGal said...

I'm so glad I got to meet you in person. I totally forgot my camera too. What kind of bloggers are we anyways?

I love the scarf! I'm so glad I got to meet you in person and that you have introduced me to more felting fiber artists. Thank you!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks for all of the lovely comments!
Yes--felting people are SO much fun to spend time with...and I'm thrilled to be able to connect with new friends through my blog!!
I can't wait until I can meet each one of you in person!! XXO-

AllyB said...

Your scarf is awesome and your felted slippers look like loads of fun to make and wear. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Ally!

vilterietje said...

must have been a great trip/workshop/meeting friends!!
I love the scarves you made and i'm sure i'm gonna try them next week:) love, riet

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--I can't wait to see how they come out for you!! XXO-

MvM-design said...

Hi Heather,

ThanX for your comment!!
watched your blog, lovely projects, add your blog to my favs.
Grtz Marleen.

Heather Woollove said...

I'm glad you stopped by, Marleen!
XXO-

Sara Lechner said...

both are great!!

karen said...

oh Heather, your scarf is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Allison said...

Your Dawn scarf is beautiful. Excellent colors.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks! I will definitely make another 'Dawn' scarf...they're so much fun to make!

elisvermeulen said...

:) glad you two had such a good time Heather.
X

Sandie Knapp said...

I LOVE the scarves, both of them! I am constantly being surprised and fascinated by the things you create. Just amazing! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Me, too, Elis!
Thanks, Sandie...you're sweet!!

2smart said...

What a fantastic scarf..and I just love the method..can't wait to have a try. Love the hat too, like to see you modelling it! Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments, Sheila

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sheila! I'm so glad that you popped by!!

vilterietje said...

heather, who is you? love, riet:)

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--I am the brunette on the left. :)