Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ho...Ho...Ho.... and a bag of fibre....

Summer tends to be a little slow, so I've been busy working on kits for the winter season. Well, it is over 30ºC outside and I need to cool off!!

Plus some shops start their Christmas planning early. For example, if you're putting together Advent boxes, which contain a project a day from Dec 1 to Dec 24, you need some time to come up with 24 projects that can be finished in a day!! (Actually Advent starts a full 4 weeks before Christmas, but let's not worry about technicalities, which would also mean another 3 or 4 projects in the box!!) A needlework project a day sounds like a lot of fun and much more slimming than a cookie recipe a day or a chocolate a day - because let's face it who can eat just one chocolate a day!!

Here is my first winter ornament - I love the effect of the "curly locks" fibre on the hair and beard!!

These kits will be available soon and each kit will make either one ornament with a face on either side or two ornaments with plain felt on the back. Included in the kits will be everything you need to make the project  -  felting mat, felting needle, fibre, squares of felt backing, and complete instructions.

I had lots of fun with my computer program creating this face template, which will be included with the instructions.

Lots of fun all around!! I think I'll have to teach a few classes to see how everyone brings their own personality to their Santa face!!

P.S. Kits will retail for $15.00. If you stock our Bhedawool and TrueFelt squares, you can supply customers, who want to make more, at much less, because they will have the felting mat, needle and instructions already!!

I also forgot to mention that I created most of the ornament to the strains of Bob Dylan. My neighbour was working in his garden and instead of listening to the bird song, he opted for the bard song. I still can't get

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" out of my head.

Is this why he won the Nobel prize for literature?

Have a good one.

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