We had an amazing felting class Wednesday at the show, the "cracked mud" scarf. I had seen this technique using wool on wool, but I put my spin on it and developed a technique that can be used on a silk chiffon scarf. The girls did an unbelievable job, each scarf was truly unique! I was so busy hopping around helping folks I didn't get many pictures, here are just few of their beautiful work. They'll be even more glorious when they're actually dry!
Monday, November 6, 2017
Friday afternoon we had a silk scarf-dyeing class, everyone had a blast and made absolutely gorgeous scarves! Again, kudos to all my students who braved facing the downtown traffic of the Houston Astros' celebration parade after they won the World Series (go Astros, yay!) Downtown Houston was packed with over half a million fans, they even closed the schools for the day! But we were oblivious to all the chaos as we had a big scarf-dyeing party in the convention center. Here are a few of the beautiful works of art created by my students.
My last class in Houston was Friday night, and truly, I was just impressed that the gals made it to class as crazy as downtown Houston was after the Houston Astros' celebratory parade that afternoon! One brave student had to park a half-mile from the convention center, yikes! But fiber fanatics are a determined bunch, and we had a wonderful class. The students each started with a silk crepe de chine sheet printed with a classical painting; they had their choice of Van Gogh's "Starry Night", or one of Monet's "Water Lilies" series. They got to choose from my assortment of wool fibers along with some silk, curly mohair, bamboo and Angelina fibers, and needle-felted to their heart's content. I also brought some hand-spuns and yarns for Van Gogh's trees in his piece, which worked beautifully. Here are some photos of some of the works in progress.