Felting fun

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 making layers of tops

making layers of tops

The felt balls are made by layering wool tops and then, after making them damp, carefully rolling them between your hands to gradually form a ball. As the ball forms, more water is added and more pressure, rolling around and around until a neat, hard ball is formed.

 Finished ball

Finished ball

 

Comments from those taking part:

“Really lovely way to spend a few hours learning felting and chatting to new people. Jo is generous, kind and a brilliant teacher” - ML

“Excellent workshop. Jo is a great tutor” SM

There are still places on similar workshops on Friday 23rd November and Monday 27th November. For more details click here

We had great fun making felt balls for garlands today.

This was a small group, and it was very relaxed, with friendly chat throughout.

Each person was able to create her unique felt balls, starting from a choice of wool tops.


 starting to form the ball

starting to form the ball

When completed the balls are threaded onto gold or silver thread, using a needle. Simple but effective.

 Threading up the balls to form the garland

Threading up the balls to form the garland

 a unique garland

a unique garland