Crafty Chicks Felting Day

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of leading a three hour felting class with five Crafty Chick friends. After a potluck lunch we got started with creating a wet felted piece then moved on to needlefelting. Most had not made felt before but all of the Chicks dove in and were great sports about it all. They were even game to try out my Needlefelting machine. I had a great time and I think they did too!

I shared my felting books and showed them my favorites written by Moy McKay, Scottish artist and felter extraordinaire.

5 ladies wet felting

Starting with wet felting

5 ladies sitting at the table needle felting in details

Second step is needle felting in more details.

wet felted piece

Sue’s felt sample created prior to class and used for a demo.

felt with flower

Michelle’s felted piece

CCBonnie's felted pansie

Bonnie’s Felted Pansie

felted piece ready for stitches

Kearsten’s felted piece ready for hand stitches.

felt with flowers

Kathy’s felted piece.

felted piece with many flowers

Cheryl’s felted piece

With the addition of a little stabilizer material, the pieces are all ready for additional machine and hand stitching to add more details and embellishing. I think they look great for first timers and a short 3 hour lesson. I loved how game everyone was to try a variety of things.

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  1. Wonderful article…..really inspiring so may just have to jump in and experiment…..felting is something I’m very interested in and all of the results of your class look just great !!!

  2. Nice work..I hope to make the next Crafty Chicks gathering. Always great food, people and crafts.

  3. I wish I could have been there! It looks like everyone had a fun, creative day!!

  4. Cool Beans! The magic in the White House inspired some beautiful pieces. Wish I could have been there! Thanks for sharing Suzee Q!