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Making Art Felt Scarves II. Wednesday, February 27, 2013

130227 Washing off Artfelt paper with boiling water in a red bucket

February 27, 2013. A warm and sunny day for al fresco crafting!

130227 Sunny February outdoor Artfelt scarf crafting group 2

Our Wednesday morning craft group met again this morning in the garden of The Company of Angels store to make Art Felt scarves. Gisela and I assembled and photographed our group project, the “Enchanted Woodland Fairy Tale Playscape” blanket to donate to our Waldorf School of Orange County Bliss Spring Gala + Auction 2013.

Thank you so much to Rachel Skelly and Christine Newell for organizing our craft group and preparing materials. Thank you Christine for showing us how to make Art Felt scarves!

130227 Alena and Anicka's Artfelt scarf handmade in one morning.

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Making Art Felt Scarves in the February Southern Californian Sun

Click here to view our first session making Art Felt Scarves on January 23, 2013.

Tubs full of colorful roving, yarn and other fibers to create with!

130227 tubs full of colorful wool roving, yarn and other fibers for outdoor crafting.

130227 outdoor Art Felt scarf crafting with Cathrine in center

Two crafters working in red and white.

130227 Rachel, Cathrine and Ji making red and white Artfelt scarves

Tubs full of colorful wool roving, yarns, silks, fibers. Fun! Fun! Fun! Come play!

130227 Tubs full of wool roving, batting, yarn, silk, fibers for making Artfelt Scarves

Note: Sexy toes in February. This is Southern California!

A sun savvy crafter, working in the shade!

130227 Catherine in a wide-brimmed hat making Artfelt scarf

Pia, Alena and Anicka arranging yarn on Art Felt paper.

130227 Arranging yarn on Artfelt paper

130227 Alena and Anicka making Artfelt scarf under the sun 2

Alena rolling up the moistened Art Felt scarf in plastic wrap, preparing to  insert in into stocking and to felt in a dryer.

130227 Alena rolling up Art Felt scarf in saran wrap 2

Some of us gathered in the sunny garden to finish up handmade dolls and other crafts.

130227 Wednesday Morning Craft Group

Alena and Anicka’s Art Felt scarf, made in just one single morning of work! Alena just removed the plastic wrap from the scarf that was in the school dryer (15 minutes agitation, no heat).

130227 Alena and Anicka's Artfelt scarf handmade in one morning.

Next will come the scalding hot water to dissolve the potato starch based Art Felt paper backing on the scarf.

130227 Adding scalding hot water to dissolve potato-based Artfelt starch paper in a big red bucket.

Oooooh! Kim’s gorgeous handmade Art Felt scarf!

130227 Washing off Artfelt paper with boiling water in a red bucket

Click here to view our first session making Artfelt Scarves on January 23, 2013.

Ps: crafters, please bring in your scarves next weeks so I can photograph and share with everyone.

Check back again and I will post the results of our work today.

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Gisela Brought in Her Handwork to Donate to Waldorf School Fundraisers

Gisela brought in her beautiful handmade crafts for our Waldorf School of Orange County auctions.

130227 Gisela's Mermaid on Driftwood, Artful Masterpiece

Detail of Gisela’s mermaid above. This item will be available to bid on for our upcoming Waldorf School Golf fundraiser in May 2013.

130227 Detail view Gisela's Mermaid on Driftwood, Artful Masterpiece

Gisela donated her beautiful diorama which sold at our March 9, 2013 Gala + Auction for $350!

130227 Gisela Clapp's Crystal Bridge Natural Driftwood Art

Another lovingly made set of crafts donated by our very talented Gisela for our March 9, 2013 Auction …

130227 Details. Seasonal Children's Crowns by Gisela Clapp

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Cathrine Brought in Her Handwork to Donate to Our School Fundraiser.

Cathrine donated her lovely handmade crafts as well. They will be available to bid on for our upcoming Waldorf golf fundraiser in May 2013.

Cathrine’s magic wool fairy. Click here to view a tutorial and our craft group making magic wool fairies.

130227 Cathrine Ji's Magic Wool Fairy decoration donated to Waldorf School of Orange County Golf Fundraiser

Cathrine’s handmade firebird. Drama! This can be displayed as a mobile. Watch for this item on our Waldorf School of Orange County Golf fundraiser in May 2013.

130321 Cathrine Ji's needle-felted firebird mobile

Cathrine is busy making many beautiful handmade items for her school as well. Please support our friends at the Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, California.

The Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, California is selling raffles for a handmade Knitted Blanket AND a handmade Felted Play set for their annual fundraiser. Both raffle items will be shipped, free of charge, to anywhere in the world.

Buy some raffles and support the Maple Village Waldorf School! Click here to go to the Maple Village School Website.

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130321 Maple Village knitted storyblanket poster

130321 Maple Village School Win Beautiful Needle-felted toys poster

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Weekly Craft Group Shenanigans

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121202 Vintage Life photo show girls crafting inside trailer at war times. Post button for Wednesday Morning Craft Group

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Books on Felting

Carnival of Felting by Gillian Harris

Carnival of Felting by Gillian Harris SIGNED COPY  Think of a carnival, what does it conjure up? - a celebration of bright colours, lots of fun, excitement and spectacle - all these elements are featured in Gillian's new book - hot off the press this Spring. Following on from the successful Complete Feltmaking, Gillian draws on the carnival atmosphere to create a diverse range of stylish felt-making projects....  UK Hardback - Special author signed copy £11.99

Amazon.com. Check out Gillian’s website: http://www.gilliangladrag.co.uk/

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Parent Education Event: Painting Workshops with Angelika Kolbe

Malatelier Angelika Kolbe. Water Color. Waldorf Education Teacher. CastleofCostaMesa.com

Shortly After Spring Break

Learn wet-on-wet painting in an engaging format from a true master.  In addition to being a Waldorf class teacher for 16 years at the Waldorf School in Marnburg/Germany, Angelika taught drawing and painting to high school students. Trained at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University in Hamburg/Germany, we are lucky to have her with us for this special parent education event.  Please take the opportunity to join Angelika for these painting sessions.

The total workshop is 6 sessions.  You may sign up for all 6 or pick and choose dates according to your availability.

Dates:  April 26, April 29, May 3, May 6, May 8, May 10.  All 8:30 – 10:30 in Big Aftercare

To cover the cost of materials, each session is $10. Cash only please.  You will sign up in the front office when we return from break.

Click on picture to see my watercolor paintings done with Angelika last year.

Waldorf Foundation Studies watercolor painting workshop with Angelika Kolbe. Color study. The Leap Beyond Gray Clouds. CastleofCostaMesa.com

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Check out my handmade Fairy Tale Dolls: Dolls and Tales page.

Heathcliff doll under a tree. Shameless heart throbs of history and literature. Emily Brontë. Handmade Waldorf Romantic dashing men doll Fairy Tale Puppet Theater miniature by CastleofCostaMesa.Com

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My handmade dolls for Waldorf Seasons Nature Table

All Seasons

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 Support Our Local Waldorf Community/ Place a Free Ad

If you are interested in placing an ad on “Support Our Southern California Waldorf Community” (free if you are a member of this community) please e-mail me a good picture and a link.

Meanwhile, please support our local peeps! Thanks! – Jzin

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Please “Like” Castle of Costa Mesa on Facebook

Please “Like” CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook (top left sidebar of this page). You will be connected to what we do here, plus you will be notified on our up coming handmade giveaways. Click here to view our past handmade doll giveaways. Thank you! – Jzin

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