Monday, November 6, 2017

"Needle-felt a Masterpiece" class in Houston

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.

The last one was the piece I did as a sample for the class, this was such a fun and easy project! And it was very relaxing to sit and chat and needle-felt with other folks after a busy day.

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