Felting with the Bird and Garden Club

Post date: Oct 22, 2015 12:55:57 AM

A number of months ago, I was asked to be a guest artist and give a presentation to the local Bird and Garden Club. The Bird and Garden Club is a local organization that is focused on local environmental issues. They have played an active role in our community, providing educational opportunities and assistance in events carried out by the town library, schools and local Historical Society. .

Yesterday I was able to meet with them. It was a delightful time, which included some time teaching the rudimentary principles of felting. Usually, I teach felting to a much smaller group, and in a much more thorough way. Here I am trying to assist 18 people at felting! I gave them each a piece of pre-felt to put a picture on. To aide them, we used very basic coloring pages of local birds and flowers. After needle felting their image onto the pre-felt, we then wet them down and put them into a zip lock bag with a drop or two of soap. By sealing the bag, they were able to felt their pictures down with very little mess!

Notice my four year old son in the thick of it. He was showing them how it is done! Go Darren!