Thursday, April 02, 2015

Dye, Felt, Poke

Way back in January, I held 3 classes. Learn to dye, create a nuno felt scarf and needle felt an art piece from a photograph.

In the dye class, the students were studying the color chart to pick just the perfect colors for their yarn.
 
They came up with the most intense, strong, wonderful colors!

 The dyepots were simmering while we discussed color theory, hues, values, what colors go together, what colors clash and what colors people like and dislike.

 As soon as a new color would come out of the pot, we'd photograph it and ooh and ahh over it.

 We accidentally dyed yarn the color of an Iphone cover!

Some of the dyers of the day with their finished yarns. I can't wait to see what they do with them!

Nuno Felt Scarf Class

 Another day, another class. I had 16 ladies come together to throw various fibers on silk chiffon to create their very own nuno felt scarf. I'm so lucky to be able to use our Barnesville Town Hall. It's huge, has plenty of tables and is just a nice space to work in.




 Placing the wool, yarn, glitz, mohair and other bits on the scarf.
I tell them not to overthink it, just throw it on and it'll turn out lovely. 

And see?! They turned out fabulous!


Happy artists

Needle Felting from a Photo

Somehow I didn't receive everyone's message about enrolling for this class and I ended up with 13 students. Yikes! This class was held in my house and I scurried around for more chairs and table spaces as more people showed up. It all worked out though and I think everyone had fun poking wool into a felt background.
 





laying in the clouds and sunset




To those of you who missed my January classes, I will be holding more in the future. Sign up for my newsletter on my website, and you'll be notified of all events.

2 comments:

Linda said...

I don't know many people who pack more into their days and life than you. I haven't stopped by here for quite some time and would like to say some encouraging words. I'll think on Forrest's full recovery. That was one heck of a lot to handle! Brave lad! I'm saddened to learn of your shock and pain. I would guess it is higher than 55% and I have come to believe it is very difficult to stay many years married these days. I hope your boundless spirit, positivism and creativity overshadow this challenge and buoy you as you transition. I just read, "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler and she mentions dog tags she was regifted (during her divorce) that say, "Pleasant Tomorrows". Pleasant tomorrows to you too. Long post, but genuine well wishes.

Dalis Davidson said...

Linda, Thank you so much for your encouraging words. You made my day much brighter!