Sunday, March 24, 2013

February felting meet up

This week we had our monthly meet up and we made the cutest little finger puppets you ever did see.

We started by either using very short fibres or as you can see in the picture below cutting up wool!

The first step is to make the animal's tail. We rolled the fibres dry at first.

We then made two small piles for our little mouse's (yes another mouse) ears. For these we used the short, cut fibres.

The ear's taking shape below

Lay out the fibres for your 'body'

 Lay down your pre cut resist

 At this stage you add your ears and tail

 Then cover with your top layer and wet felt

 For an added extra you can add eyes, either by needle felting (as seen below) or stitch on beads.

And there you have it, cute finger puppets!

 How cute do they all looked all lined up in a row.

Well done ladies. Another great session. Looking forward to our next meeting which will be this Tuesday the 26th March. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

News from Treasure, Naas

Just a quick snippet of news via the facebook page of Treasure, the most lovely knitting shop in Naas, Co. Kildare. In their words 

NEWSFLASH!!! We're having a special 2 day blitz for all our Facebook fans this Thursday and Friday. Selected yarns will be reduced to €2.50 per ball from 11am - 8pm tomorrow and 10am - 6pm on Friday while stocks last! Tell your friends! :)

Spread the word! 

In your shoes

 I am really excited to tell you all about an exhibition that will be opening this Thursday evening, March the 7th, in Naas, Co. Kildare. "If I were in your shoes" is an inter-generational community arts project.

50  participants created their own bespoke felt slippers and also have their own stories and personal portrait along side their slippers.

 This project and resulting Exhibition allows us to look at (and enjoy) the many benefits of Community Art. One of our members, Kathrina has facilitated the participants in the feltmaking process to create their slippers. The exhibition will tour Co. Kildare starting with Mc Auley Place on March 7th  and then internationally.

I have heard small snippets of the stories from Kathrina over the last few months and I am looking forward to seeing the slippers that each person made but also getting to read their stories that accompany the slippers.

Please click on this link of ran invitation to the opening night and more details on the Exhibition. 

The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Naas, Willie Callaghan

Looking forward to seeing you all there. And if you do get to see the exhibition, send us an email to let us know what you thought, or if you have any photographs you'de like to share

naasfeltandfibre [at] gmail [dot] com