Saturday, November 15, 2008

November "Hello Dollies" meetings

The theme for this month's meetings will be felt... with a little needle felted activity for you to complete if you wish. Please bring wool tops (roving), a felting needle and a dense sponge if you want to have a go at needle felting or I am sure that you will be able to have a go with one of the embellishing machines available.
What has felting got to do with Dollies, you might ask . I think the simple answer is :" as much as you like" - for example the pattern of the month has a lovely little felted jacket which really makes this doll something special and magical.
Anne's Glory Box has some special additions for your felting stash - felting needles, curly mohair in many beautiful colour combinations, silk prints ( like the one I used in one of the samples), sheets of felt for embellishing, and just stunning embellishment packs and novelty yarns, and of course, beads, buttons and sequins. AND really great books on needle felting - I bought one! Remember to ask about the fabulous Colour Streams felted bag which Ann Maullin has been teaching as a workshop in the shop recently. That's when my obsession with felting really kicked in.
Here are some samples I prepared - nuno (wet felting), fulling (felting already made items in the washing machine), needle felting (dry felting) and some machine and needle embellished "arty" pieces.
Please phone or visit the shop if you need some supplies for felting or if you have any inquiries about the samples. Hope to see you in Newcastle or Sydney. Happy felting ...

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