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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Needle Felting

One Friday evening of the month in winter a group of us calling ourselves the Mountain Girls Cabin Fever Club, get together at Ginny's house. We range in age from late teens to 80ish, around 10 of us. The idea is to work on our own projects and chat and share food and have a blast when usually it is too cold to get off this mountain. Ginny had 300 sheep until a few years ago and she is a spinner/weaver and makes gorgeous shawls etc. Anyway at our last meeting one of the ladies, Nina, who I think still has some sheep, taught us all how to needle felt. How fun that was, even though we all pricked our fingers several times! We made snowmen and I have to say they came out pretty great for our first attempts. We used wool roving from Ginny's and Nina's fleeces and a single felting needle and this is what I accomplished in a couple of hours. I added the buttons and the twigs at home. His hat is a beret so he is a French snowman! Meet Pierre!
I am counting down the weeks until I take off for a girls vacation in Australia for Easter with my daughter and sister. Yippee!

13 comments:

Susie Tenzer said...

what a fun gathering! I have a friend who does Nuno felting - she makes scarves. Please post photos of your upcoming trip!

Mt. Baldy Glassworks said...

I get together with a group of gals one day a week and have been doing so for the past 8 years, or so. We all work on our own projects, too. It is such a fun time!
I LOVE felting and I am in love with all things felt. It is so funny, what can come up and grab you! Felt grabbed me!

Dorene said...

How fun! I know some women who use felting as a great stress reliever!

Stacy Parker said...

ooh, he is so cute :) it's great you have a group of friends like that :)

MagicByLeah said...

What a cute snowmen. I came across needle felting on Etsy but am still mystified by the work and process. Your snowman is adorable!!

BillGuestPhoto said...

how awesome! i need a group like that!

Linda B said...

I love your snowman. And the group sounds so fun. I'd love to bead with people.

evey said...

I do the same sort of thing with a group of friends. We rotate who hosts, and we just work on projects. It is always a good time. Felting sounds like fun.

Desert Shine Jewelry said...

Such a cute snowman! Sounds like you have a great group of friends. Just reading your blog gave me a sense of the friendship you all share.

* said...

uniquecozytreasures - Sounds like fun. The snowman is so cute. Have a great vacation in Australia.

galla15 said...

I love snowmen! Those are amazing, and to create them in a few hours! Great job!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Pierre is so adorable!!

Ooh Leela! said...

Love your blog! I wish we had a creative group of some sort where I live. Love Pierre, he is so cute!