Working with Wool – Green Dragon Eco Farm

On Bank Holiday Monday, I was invited along with my fellow Feltmakers to Green Dragon Eco Farm.   It’s was a joy to be part of Working with Wool.

Green Dragon Eco Farm Working With Wool Poster

Working with Wool

The venue had a huge hall filled to bursting with lots of spinning wheels, wet felting, a table loom and lots of beautiful wool art pieces (many of the artists will be participating soon in Bucks Arts Week).
As part of the Feltmakers ‘team’, I was kept busy, setting up our stand and teaching wet felting ‘make-n-takes’, however, it wasn’t long before long I was distracted and started chatting to the other exhibitors – easily done! Continue reading “Working with Wool – Green Dragon Eco Farm”

An afternoon of Making Dresses

Oh my, what happened to the weather last week? – it’s went and turned cool again!
When it’s like this, my first thought is to retreat inside, pop on the kettle and get creative.
So that’s exactly what I did – out came my big suitcase full of felt making kit and I started to think about what to make.
My local branch of  the  International Feltmakers Association  are having an exhibition in Olney towards the end of the year on the theme is Lace and I’ve been pondering on what to make.
Slowly an idea has been formulating.
Whilst I was rummaging in the suitcase and getting ready to felt, these goodies popped though my letterbox from a friend who had just been visiting the wonderful Lace in Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fashion in Bath. What a fabulous read! I’ve already booked a day in the diary to visit.
I thought …. Dresses, Lace…. and then thought again …. Dresses, Lace and came up with an idea.
So for the afternoon’s makes I started creating a selection of nuno felted dresses from merino wool roving, lace and crochet doilies.
A bit sloshing about with soapy water later and I’d completed three little cream dresses.
And my little red dress.