OK so it’s not summer, but on Sunday the 20th October 15 members of the shop’s various knitting groups all took part in our summer gathering. The year has completely run away on us and between one thing and another we hadn’t gotten around to doing something earlier. I think all involved will agree with me that it was definitely worth the wait.
Our felting queen arrived just after lunch to spend three hours teaching us how to get to grips with wet felting. Our first project, and the one we all attempted, was a beautiful star that can be used as a hanging decoration for the tree or (as it stands by itself) sitting on a shelf/mantlepiece. The star is hollow so it would also make a great receptacle to pop a piece of jewellery in to keep it safe for posting.
For our second project we could choose from several different items. The majority of us opted to have a go at making a robin whilst a few of us chose to make a boot or a Christmas pudding.
As you can see from our photos our efforts weren’t at all bad. We’re hoping our felting queen will return soon to offer felting workshops in the shop. if you’re interested please let us know and we’ll keep your contact details on file.