Feeling felty

Needle felting starting kit

Needle felting class at The Fibreworks Oxford

Needle felting class cottage comparison

Gretel Parker's needle felted Christmas Cottages

Mushroom House, the first needle felted creation
Another class as part of the 2013 schedule to try ALL the crafts. This time taught by the totally wonderful Gretel Parker at my local yarn shop, The Fibreworks Oxford. Class buddy Mama at my side, we studiously (and not so studiously) applied needles to roving (and happily rarely to fingers) to sculpt something Christmassy. Or if you were me (egged on by Gretel I feel) started out with a dinky, dainty Christmas cottage in mind and ended up with a substantial mushroom house. It must be my new freewheeling attitude, I just let the roving do what it wanted.

Scuse the grainy photos, we work with iphones and limited light the best we can. I think the totally adorable nature of the creations shines through. The row of the worlds cutest wee cottages are Gretel's perfection, the last photo is mine. Still a WIP. Roving on its way from the very efficient Adelaide Walker to add a few last touches. And to begin creating the entire woodland village currently living in my head. Favourite class of the year!


Unknown said…
Totally fabulous. I'm so jealous of you having a craft lesson from Gretel - she does amazing work.
Well done you for creating a fantastic little fairytale cottage :0)
Anita said…
Love the felt work. I haven't tried felt making but they reckon it's fun.
Cheers, Anita.
Fiona said…
this makes me smile. your mushroom house is so beautiful. Also, I think "try all the crafts" is a highly worthwhile resolution, and think it could be fun for 2014 :)
Rose Red said…
I just ADORE your mushroom house! That is so cool!
Gretel said…
I have only just caught up with this, your toadstool house was fabulous, so pixi like. And pleased to hear that you enjoyed it so much, makes me happy and hope you will carry on needle felting. :-)

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