Sunday, October 16, 2016

Do We Know How to Have Fun or What?

 Do we know how to have fun or what?

People who take up needle felting tend to fall in love with this gentlest and most portable of mediums.

Today, October 16, 2016, I taught needle felting at West Hartford Art League.  The participants had no problem with taking up that soft wool and sitting there chatting for hours--in most cases, six hours, to be exact.

Here we are in the clubhouse classroom at the West Hartford Art League

None of the participants in this class had ever done this before.  Needle felting a landscape involves using wool as if it were paint or crayon or marker, and using those colors to create an image, real or imagined.  The student above is inspired by a scene from one of the West Hartford reservoirs.

The student above is focusing on a woods and water and island scene.

Here's Karen, who came all the way from Naugatuck for this class, working on a scene from Cape Cod.

Erica stayed the whole six hours and look what she did--the first time she ever picked up a felting needle.

Anne Marie used yarn to get dimension in the tree trunk.

And look what Karen did. Look at that sky.

 This was Karen's first experience with felting.

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