Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wet Felted Flowers

I challenged mom to develop a simple but stunning wet felted flower that would be a quick and fun class and man did she provide!!  We had learned a fantastic technique from Nicola Brown but we practically never have the lovely short fiber merino that Nicola prefers for her flowers so mom came up with a great way to use our hand dyed merino/tussah/bamboo rovings to create these flowers.





Two classes are coming up:

Wet Felted Flowers- Friday, March 16 10:00-1:00
I worked hard to design a beautiful wet felted flower and I finally got it and I love them! Our first class was a great success with lots of happy smiles! Hope you can join us to create beautiful, delicate looking wool flowers. A materials list will be available upon registration.

Instructor: Sharon Mansfield 
Class Fee: $45



Wet Felted Flowers- Sunday, April 22 11:00-2:00
I worked hard to design a beautiful wet felted flower and I finally got it and I love them! Our first class was a great success with lots of happy smiles! Hope you can join us to create beautiful, delicate looking wool flowers. A materials list will be available upon registration.

Instructor: Sharon Mansfield 
Class Fee: $45

7 comments:

Clasheen said...

Love the flowers!!! So looking forward to being back at The Tin Thimble this fall!

Rebecca said...

What a fantastic idea! Very beautiful!


I am new to the blogger world of sewing and crafts. I will be following your site! http://satinpieces.blogspot.com/

Have a lovely night!
Rebecca :)

Gill Pinkney said...

hi there from a new member, I love your blog and these wet felted flowers are just exquisite
gill

Crystal This said...

Fantastic

Roxi said...

Your flowers are so beautiful and the colors are so lovely and well matched! I am curious about the curly wool in the middle of the first two flowers, how do you attach it to the flower, by needlefelting or by wetfelting?

The Tin Thimble said...

@Roxi,

The curly fibers are mohair from an angora goat. They would have been incorporated into the flower during the wet felting process but you could incorporate them after with needle felting. Hope that helps!

Best,
Emma

Roxi said...

Thank you Emma! I'll try by wet felting first, and if they turn out fluffy enough I'll add some more curls by needle felting.