One of my very talented students was sweet enough to bring in her finished and dried Felted Ruffle Scarf to a class she took last Saturday, didn't it turn out gorgeous? She used a beautiful palette of autumn colors in hand-dyed merino enhanced with coordinating bamboo, silk, and curly fibers in our wet-felting class. Then when she got home and the scarf had dried, she embellished her work of art further by needle-felting soft green vines in the center, adding just the right touch!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Saturday we had a grand time at our felted ruffle scarf class at The Fibre Studio in Charlotte, what a great group of students we had! This time I grouped together fiber colors rather than make up kits per se, and the girls picked out their own silk prints and embellishments to enhance their scarves. They did an amazing job, too! With the ruffle scarf finishing around 5 ft. long, they had to do almost an 8-ft. layout of hand-dyed merino wool fibers, silk, bamboo, Angelina and other assorted goodies, and then massage and roll the fibers into a felted wool piece...no small feat in this one-day class. The girls worked very hard and their color choices were just gorgeous that they put together. I wasn't able to take a lot of pictures, but here are a couple, and I know they were all very proud of their work, their scarves were just beautiful!
Made a new fascinator for Easter with removable bunny ears and some faux fur ribbon, this one might be my favorite! I wore it one day at the Savannah quit show and Patty said, oh, you need a little tag that says "I'm late! I'm late!" Maybe next year...anyway here is the hat, after Easter I'll remove the velcro-d in ears and wear it for spring!
What would a quilt show be without quilts? And I could not have done it without my friend Patty, what a blessing she was with her companionship and also creative input. We really saw an amazing variety of talent at the show, here is just a sampling of the beautiful work on display.
Our "Heavenly Hibiscus" felted flower class in Savannah was so much fun! The girls worked very hard laying out their fibers, tweaking their handiwork with bamboo, silk and sparkly Angelina, and then rolling and shaping them into perfect little posies! Each flower was a work of art in its own right, and I was so very proud of all of my students! My friend Carolyn even demonstrated how to make a bud.
I also ran into a few friends at the show! I was thrilled to see my friend Cathy, and also the lady who inspired me to design my "Miz Cat-titude" pincushion pattern.
When the Mancuso's invited me to teach at the Savannah Quilt Show this year, I was just thrilled! I had never visited Savannah before, even though this Southern belle had stolen away a good friend of mine a few years ago. So I was excited to not only be able to teach at a nice quilt show but to visit my friend as well. I was not disappointed - Savannah is such a beautiful town, set right on the river and so much to do! We stayed at a charming hotel downtown within easy walking distance of River Street, in fact, we had a beautiful view of the river and bridge from our hotel window!