Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Felt was Flying at the BCAE

by Sharon of Stray Notions

This past week, on Valentine's Day, I taught a workshop on making felted flowers to a full room at the BCAE. I love sharing techniques and ideas in this way and seeing even those who claim to have no creativity, "bloom" when given the time and space to do so. It's also enlightening to try to break down the technique part into a step by step process when so much of my own process is quite literally made up as I go along.

We were so busy that I didn't get as many photos of everyone and their creations as I would have liked, but I spread a buffet of materials including buttons, sequins, beads and pipe cleaners, in addition to a rainbow created from recycled wool clothing. Everyone left with some completed blossoms and materials to continue working on at home.

Next month I will be reprising my 15 (more like 8) minutes of fame teaching how to embroider and line a canvas tote bag using a drawing or inspiration photograph (it can be your own, a child's or one that I will make available). To join me sign up here.


  1. thanks for this tips

  2. Wow, it looks like it was a great class! Nicely done, Sharon, for the class and then showcasing it for those of who couldn't make it.

    P.S. -- Everybody loves Aretha, the owl, who sits inquisitively on my coat. Aretha and I met at the Boston Handmade gallery this December. Thanks for bringing her into this world. :)

  3. Thanks Orange - so glad you are showing Aretha around :)


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