I have been asked to teach a group of school children to make a felt picture and the theme will be “autumn”, I love autumn, it is easily my favourite season. While researching images to inspire the children I found a post on Pinterest that read, “my favourite colour is October”, I couldn’t agree more! All the rich, vibrant oranges, golds, crimsons singing on a backdrop of deep green, what’s not to love?!
Today has been spent preparing for the class in 2 weeks’ time, first dyeing a stack of prefelts in mottled autumnal colours and then creating a felt picture to use as an example of what they might like to make. Being only A4 in size (approx 12″ x 8″) it was surprisingly difficult to achieve the level of detail I had in mind.
I am really looking forward to this class but it is going to be hard to keep my hands off these prefelts in the meantime! 🙂
Writing of classes, Alison, from my concertina hat class, forwarded some photos of her snail hat that she finished after the class ended, thank you Alison, she looks wonderful. The perfect summer cap! 🙂
We will be running the concertina hat class again next month, if you would like to join in please pop over to the Felting and Fiber Studio pages for more details and the sign-up form. If the the last class was any indication it will be a lot of fun and there will be some wonderfully fantastic hats made. Don’t delay though, the closing date for registration is 31 October 2016.
Good luck with the class! It will be a blast. Kids are so creative.
I can’t believe Alison’s hat it’s almost identical to mine. Great minds think alike I guess! I’ll be blogging about it and promoting your class in the 18th!
Thanks Marilyn, I am really looking forward to it if a bit anxious about getting 22, 7-15 year olds to finish a picture in 3 hours, it is going to be exhausting!
Can’t wait to read about the hats you have been making, I am sure they are amazing!
Love the picture! It feels as though you could just walk in amongst those trees. And those prefelts do look scrummy – best to lock them away and give the key to a responsible adult until it’s time for class.
Thank you 🙂 I hope the children find it inspiring too. I have a small confession to make… I used a couple of small swatches from the new prefelts this morning to make a second sample for the class. You are right, I need to find a responsible adult, I have no self control 😉
I love that, October is my favorite color too! Your felt picture is really good. I hope you have fun with the kids. I know when I taught high school level kids, they got a lot less done in 2 1/2 hours than I thought they would.
You could send all the prefelts to me. I’m responsible 🙂
Ha ha, thanks for the offer Ruth and while I am sure you would use them responsibly, I don’t think you will fair any better than me at leaving them undisturbed! 🙂