The Sara Lechner's workshop some weeks ago,
had a nice follow-up
with the women I befriended there.
One of them planned to make a "felting circle"
with a group of twelve.
Every month you make a little felted piece
(only 10 x 15 cm)
for one of the group and you send it to her.
And every month you receive a little felted piece.
Each of us had chosen
or perhaps some colours,
that you would like the felted piece to be about.
My first assignment was
( Delfts Blauw )
Well, that was easy, at least ... part of it was.
I love the colour blue
... but ...
how to catch that refined way of painting
you see on Delftware vases or plates ?
Making delicate motives with wool fibres is far from easy
and on top of that the original piece shrinks a lot !
I took some needle felt to start with and used the "Bergschafwolle"
ánd a felting needle to held the motive in place.
Then the rest was fairly simple : rolling in bubble wrap ...
till the good size, and then ready to rinse out the soap
I still thought something was missing
So I took my needle and embroidery floss
and stitched some fine lines to highlight the motive
That's more like it : Delft Blue !
The envelope went in the mail this afternoon
so tomorrow the surprise will be on someone's doorstep.
(Mmmmm, exciting to wait : I know my surprise is on it's way too )