Making Needle-Felted Paintings as Christmas Tree Ornaments for Winter Festival. October 10, 2012
October 10, 2012. A beautiful Wednesday morning creating with friends.
- Click here to view gallery our past creations on other craft mornings.
- scroll to the very bottom to see beautiful felt craft supplies Giveaway by Hinterland Mama (ends October 25, 2012)
Gisela baked delicious German plum cake, Rachel served hot tea in her emblematic tea cozy. Making craft, in the company of friends, what could be better? Ah! The creative energy and the stunning results of our group this morning were something to behold!
October 10, 2012. This morning, our craft group project was needle-felted paintings. For a $5 supply fee, we each got to make a small rectangular needle-felted painting to keep, plus a felt circle to be made into Christmas tree ornament for our school’s December 2012 Winter Festival gnomes cave.
Christmas ornament for our Winter Festival Gnomes Cave.
Gloria busy needle-felting.
a work in progress…
Do you know that Antoinette just published a book? Antoinette, can you leave us a link below (in the comment box) so we can all check it out? I think copies of her book are also at the Company of Angels store.
The artist at work.
by the end of this morning…
Gisela’s needle-felted painting lighthouse by the rocky shores look so dreamy when photographed on a white bed sheet. Tis’ the wonder of this felt medium.
Today, Kirsten completed her needle-felted painting that she started a few weeks ago. Here’s what it looked like on the first day…
This is one of my favorite paintings…so sweet, it rouses the imagination.
A work in progress. I will post more pictures when Kimmy brings in her finished painting.
Cathrine’s needle-felted blue angel. This is like impasto oil paint. You could see and feel the layers…amazing piece.
It is so stunning, I kept hollering, “Cathrine! Pick it up, show it to me, I want to take a picture of this!”
Stars were hand-stitched on using loose pieces of clear, iridescent sequins.
Christmas tree ornaments…celestial blue and gold needle-felted paintings. Felt is is blanket stitched onto the paintings as backing.
Castle in the Snow: We were rendered speechless by the perfection. Someone said, we have all raised the bar of excellence in our craft group today. Yes, I felt the palpable creative energy as we come together to craft, it was something wonderful. We are a force of nature, this craft group!
I thought that was done and perfect. However, Rachel muttered…”Oh, I am going to add a dragon here” and proceeded to add one on it! Just like that, free hand! I will post the picture when I have it perhaps next week.
Here, Rachel was attempting to work as Cathrine and I enthusiastically kibbitzed the maestro. “The hind leg should be like this!” ,”The eyes should be bright yellow”, “blah blah blah”.
Another piece…a white angel! By our very prolific and artistic Rachel. Just look at those “painterly brushstrokes” done in lambs wool!
November 28, 2012. Wednesday. Rebecca made more of these for our Waldorf School of Orange County Winter Festival 2012 Elves Workshop.
October 10, 2012. Wednesday morning.
Our talented fellow crafter (who wanted to remain unnamed because she was making a surprise gift for her sister) unraveled specialty yarn and blended the wool colors using the carding machine.
The carding machine…
Gisela brought in some more mermaids that she made at home. Click here to look at her earlier creations.
As for myself…I did not make a felted painting today. I was busy trying out my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens, taking pictures of everyone’s artwork and socializing.
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While we were all at it, Truus came by with a poster for the Social Initiative Forum. Since I was in the picture snapping mood, I decided to help her pass the word…
A close-up of Truus’ poster…Social Initiative Forum hosted at the Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades, California, October 19-22, 2012.
Here’s the Facebook page of Social Initiative Forum.
Little Catherine awoke from her nap to join mommy.
Wow! Today was a productive and creative day! Thank you Christine Newell and Rachel Skelly for organizing these amazing craft group meetings! They are so great! Do come and join us after drop off Wednesday mornings, it is fun. – Jzin
Needle-Felted Painting Book, recommended by Christine
Magic Wool: Creative Pictures and Tableaux with Natural Sheep’s Wool by Freya Jaffke and Dagmar Schmidt.Amazon.com
Excerpts from this book…
A Free Giveaway!!!
For those of you hardcore crafter folks who are still reading this blog page to the bitter end…well, congratulations! I want to tell you that Aleta in Australia is doing a Giveaway of her gorgeous felts. Giveaway ends October 25, 2012. Hop on over and join! I did.
Click here to view gallery of past creations from our craft group get togethers.
Let’s support our friends in our local Southern California Waldorf Community…
Check out my handmade Fairy Tale Dolls: Dolls and Tales page
Check out my handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table
I am giving away a handmade doll in Fall 2012. Please leave a comment below and suggest the doll(s) you will like to see on my giveaways. – Jzin
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