20 Felt Pictures and a Hat

Wendy Hales of DesignSpark contacted me a few weeks ago about teaching a group of children to make felt pictures at their half term holiday club. I confess I had only ever taught groups of up to 5 children before and the prospect of having 22 pairs of eager hands and all the questions that go with them was rather daunting! But the day was a great success, exhausting but very successful, largely due to the excellent help from Wendy and her assistant. These are some photos of the pictures the children made, they were working on the theme “autumn” and considering some of the children were only 7/8 years old and none of them had made felt before I am enormously impressed with how well they did. It just goes to show what a forgiving medium felt is 🙂

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Alison another (slightly more mature 🙂 ) student, this time from my first concertina hat class forwarded some photos of her latest hat too, the pointy tip makes me think of a quirky wizard’s hat and I love her use of silk, you can see it has a lovely sheen even in the photos.

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The second concertina hat class is well underway and we have another wonderful group of very friendly and supportive students, one of whom made her first (gorgeous) hat within 24 hours of me posting the tutorial, now that it is enthusiasm for you! 🙂 I can’t wait to see the hats everyone else will make, I predict we are in for another bumper crop of incredibly beautiful and quirky hats… watch this space! 😉

8 comments

    1. Thank you Marilyn, I was just happy to introduce the next generation to our fibre addiction, and apparently it has worked as several girls have already asked when they can do another workshop 🙂

  1. I am very impressed by the variety and quality of the work from the children. Every picture is imaginative and lively!

    I love the colours in the hat and I like the way the top is finished.

    1. Thanks Lyn, I was impressed too, I half expected them to follow the samples I had made to show them, but almost all of them did entirely their own thing which was incredible to watch 🙂

  2. Great job on teaching 22 children! It’s hard work for sure but the results were fantastic. I especially like the top 3 photos. Alison’s hat looks great and I’m glad that you’re enjoying the second class. I have lots of people asking about future classes too.

    1. Thanks Ruth. I hope to run the hat course again next spring, please feel free to forward any contact details and I will add them to the waiting list 🙂

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