Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Felt United 2014...With Fiona!

For Felt United 2014...


                  ...feltmakers who were already attending Fiona Duthie's Fall Felt Retreat...


                                        ...plus area felters who chose to join us...


                   ...all gathered together to make a "Peace-themed" Felt United project!


                                     We worked side-by-side, laying out the roving...


        ...then added special and significant embellishments that we brought from home.

                        (As a nod to one of the two brilliant originators of Felt United...

...I included embroidered flowers and hearts that were a gift to me from Elis Vermeulen!)


Fiona added pieces of silk...

...that were dyed with madder from her own garden...


                    ...and a length of yarn literally linked us all together (thanks, Nathalie!)


                                        Once all of the additions had been made...


                                                   ...a piece of silk gauze... 


                                        ...was stretched over the entire surface...


                                                    ...and felting was begun!


                  We had time to admire and consider the meaning of each addition...


                                   ...as we moved around the table as we worked...


            ...and Fiona shared her thoughts with us about this year's theme..."Peace".


         As a nod to the wooded and perfectly peaceful setting in which the event took place...

                        ...one participant even thought to include a leaf in our work!


                                          We each took a turn rolling the piece...


                                         ...then throwing it (to the pre-felt stage)...


                           ...and we considered how very wonderful it would be...

                            ...if we each had so many 'helping hands' at home! :)


                              Once completed, our work was sectioned up into pieces...


                                              ...for each of us to take home...

                                        ...and fashion into a project of our own!


13 comments:

Gllitter Girl Feltworks said...

What a lovely and meaningful way to spend Felt United Day!!! I will be anxious to see what you do with your part of the Universal Piece (Peace)! :>)

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha, Sue...you and me, both!! :)

Rachel said...

What a wonderful, cooperative piece of work!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel! It was a lot of fun to make.

Sandra Knapp said...

Obviously a wonderful time for everyone. It looks like it was a lot of fun, and I'm sure it was. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-It was amazing to see how quickly it came together with all of us working in tandem!

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right said...

What a wonderful gathering and such a meaningful celebration. Thanks so much for sharing all of the photos. Love you bunches.

Kat Gilmore said...

You captured the event very well, and it was so fun to be a part of this event. Hope to receive your pics of our gorgeous tunics--and your yummy soup recipe!
Cathy from Chicago aka LuvsWool

FeltersJourney said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! A very nice way to spend the day, and lovely to each take a piece away :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Dawn--It was a splendid way to celebrate Felt United!
Cathy--Send me a note with your e-mail (to woollove-fiberart(at)hotmail(dot)com
Deborah--Yes...now I must think of something 'deserving' to do with it!! ;)

Heather Woollove said...

Cathy--P.S. Here's the soup recipe: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/03/soothing-stew-and-sneak-peak.html

Terriea Kwong said...

Such a meaningful day with brilliant minds and hands. Great get together and worked pieces. Eager to see what you're going to make with your one.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea-It was the first time that I was ever among feltmakers for Felt United. It was so beautiful and meaningful. XX