Thursday, 15 September 2011

White out

This blog is to record my adventures and discoveries during my year long felting course with artybird

My first course in over 30 years,  and my first online course ever.

For two weeks now I have been reading my instructions but not doing anything - a bit like making and colouring in a revision timetable!

Last night was time, I had prevaricated long enough - September was nearly half way gone and I was yet to start - panic panic.

First task .
Make a white piece of felt.  Following simple instructions -this is always hard for me as I always think I know better already.  But I tried the new ways , and tried to forget my bad habits.

One really fundamental mistake.
If you lie white fibre onto bubble wrap on top of a white towel , you can't see what you have done.  I didn't recognise this flaw and sort it out , when I could ......  I just carried on, the problem became even worse once I had added some soap , now white fibre , white towel and white suds.   Its a white out.

A reasonable piece of felt , bit ragged around the edges , eventually emerged after much rolling and turning.  Once dry it will be in the post to be checked.

Learning lots already !


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