Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Plethora Of Protuberances- Part 1 of 2

I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop in Michigan last week...

...with the incomparable Elis Vermeulen.

 
My beautiful and oh-so-funny friend, Dawn Edwards facilitated the class.

(Thanks, Dawn...you rock!)

 
We spent a busy two days...

 
...drafting hat patterns, laying out colored roving...

 
...and helping one another!

 
At the end of Day 1, inventive hat styles began to fill the room.

 
Here's Dawn using one of my hats as a puppet...

 
...and here it is again, later, after I 'fiddled' with it a bit.

 
Next time: more photos of the finished hats!

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13 comments:

Clasheen said...

Looks wonderful Heather, can't wait to catch up in Portugal and maybe see the hat being worn! Xxx

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Fajnie, że macie takie spotkania. Aż wam zazdroszczę, że nie mogłam być z Wami.

Fiona Duthie said...

What a wonderful time , Heather! I wish I could have been there....It looks like fun and the hats made are amazing....

Sandra Knapp said...

In a way, I can easily see how it could be used as a puppet. LOL :)

WonderWhyGal said...

I loved all of the photos Dawn posted on FB. Oh, how I wish last weekend hadn't been so busy so I could have seen you.

Janine said...

Ohh I love hour hat the most, greatttttt, I love Ellis work too, she is Dutch, ;)) like me. So dun to do this!

Heather Woollove said...

Nicola--I'm anxious to see you again, too! XO-
Karolina--Yes, we had a truly remarkable time!
Fiona--Oh, me, too!! One day we will felt together, though...I have no doubt!
Sandra--Hahaha...I agree!
Andrea--Thanks! I was disappointed, too. :(
Janine--Yes...you Dutch feltmakers are awesome!

Rachel said...

I can tell it was an inspiring workshop - huge grins and frowning puzzlement in every picture - a good combination!

Dawn Edwards said...

Your hats are amazing...Just like you!!!! The house just isn't the same without you in it...I miss you bunches. Come back soon.

Big hugs,
Dawn

Mattie Versteegen said...

Those classes must have been great fun. I'm anxious to see your hats. I am no good in making them myself. Maybe a class is a good idea. Grt.Mattie

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--You are so right!! I never thought about it like that! :)
Dawn--I know...I'm lonely here, too! :(
Mattie--I have never been a hat maker, but I might be one, now, after this wonderful class!

FeltersJourney said...

Ooo it looks almost like a fairy castle Heather!
Looks like you had a great time :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--We really did! :)