Hot Tuesday morning in spring. May 13, 2014.
Today Christine Newell showed our craft group how to make wet-felted earrings. This was inspired by a tutorial in Living Craft Magazine.
Below: Christine demonstrating how to get our 2 earrings to be of the same size. She rolled a length of wool roving inside a sushi mat, thus making a partially felted “noodle”. This “noodle” was then cut with scissors into equal halves/pieces.
Below: making equally sized pieces of partially felted nuggets for earrings.
After cutting up the (not fully felted) wet roving into equal pieces, we rolled them into balls between our palms with warm soapy water. The longer we rubbed and rolled, the harder, rounder and more felted the balls became.
Happy times, crafting in the morning. Christine shared with us the story of her time on a desert island as a sea captain’s girlfriend…
Christine brought in silver earring accessories for our local craft store. With 2 sets of fine pliers we crafted our handmade earrings.
Kathy modeling her emerald felt earrings made just this morning.
Jeanine’s beautiful green and lavendar felt earrings handmade this morning.
Thank you Christine for yet another wonderful craft day! – Jzin
December 12, 2014. My friend Taya showed me these Beard Baubles. What do you think? Is this all wrong for your man? Well, you can handmake your own and tone it down the shine, with our wet-felting version, which would be more warm and organic looking!
Rachel Skelly, SmashingMosaics.Com
Learn mosaic with Rachel this summer 2014!
Check out Rachel Skelly’s new Smashing Mosaics website!
Summer Crafts with Christine Newell
Christine Newell will be teaching 3 children’s craft camps this year with the following start dates:
- June 23rd
- July 14th
- Aug 11th
- 1 week long, each 9:30am to 1:30pm
- cost per week $160 plus $65 supply fee total $225.
If you would like to join us this workshop just e-mail Christine Newell: email@example.com
Dye workshop with Christine at Maple Village School in Long Beach, CA
- Saturday July 26th
- Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
- Food color-vegetable-fiber reactive-acid and plant dyeing we will dye yarn, felt. roving, fleece and silk
- $70 includes some supplies.
Felted Slippers Workshop with Christine Newell:
- Saturday August 23rd, 2014
- Location: Maple Village School in Long Beach, CA
- Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
- $55 includes materials.
If you would like to join us for either or both of these workshop just e-mail Christine Newell:
Jzin’s Etsy Store, Castle of Costa Mesa
My spring Apple Blossom Upside Down Surprise Flower Fairy on Etsy. Give it as a bouquet to your child on their next concert/birthday/event. It will surprise your child as she transforms into a flower fairy, when turned upside down! Unlike cut flowers, this handmade wool felted flower will not wilt and will blossom forever in the heart and imagination of your child! My Etsy store...
Planning to give a bouquet of flowers to your child for a recital, ballet concert, birthday or event? Why not give her this one-of-a-kind, memorable “Rose” to commemorate the occasion? When facing one way, it is a beautiful pink rose, when turned upside down, it stands as a doll! This handmade flower of natural wool fibers will not wilt. It will blossom always in your child’s heart and imagination! This flower fairy is made with much love.
My New Art Website: JzinTeng.com
I have not been posting on CastleofCostaMesa.Com the last two months because I have been busy painting. Check out my new art website: http://www.jzinteng.com/
Please “Like” my painting facebook page, so you will see my upcoming artworks. Thank you for your support of my passion! – Jzin
Gallery of Past Projects from The Waldorf School of Orange County Craft Group
Be in the know for upcoming handmade giveaways: Like CastleofCostaMesa.Com on Facebook
I give away my lovingly handmade dolls and crafts every season. If you “Like” my Castle of Costa Mesa Facebook page, you will be notified of upcoming giveaways. Click here to view the list of my past giveaways. Perhaps the next winner could be YOU?
Summer Camps 2014
Miss Nicole’s Holistic, Outdoors Craft Summer Camp
Dear Los Angeles and Orange County friends, check out Nicole Ichtertz‘s Kids’ Unique, Holistic, Outdoors Craft Summer Camp in Long Beach, California. Runs Tuesday, June 24-Friday, June 27, 2014. 10am-2pm.
You may also want to check out Nicole’s beautiful illustrations here.
Costa Mesa Piecemakers Summer 2014
Check out summer classes for children at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, California: Sewing, painting, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more.
Support Our Local Waldorf Community/ Place a Free Ad
Check out our own Lisa and her man’s new restaurant Taco Surf and Skate. It’s located at the new Vans skate park in Huntington Beach, California. 7491 Center Ave. Official website…http://www.tacosurf.com/index.php
If you are interested in placing an ad on “Support Our Southern California Waldorf Community” (free if you are a member of Southern California Waldorf community) please e-mail me a good picture and a link.
Also check out our local Astrophysicist crafter, Maraia’s Etsy page!
Meanwhile, please support our local peeps! Thanks! – Jzin