Our second SpiderFelt production party attacked from a different angle: the land of needlefelting. Armed with felting needles, foam and large piles of roving from Harrisville Designs, an intrepid group of fiber friends compressed wads of color for several hours. The group was mixed: veterans familiar with the technique to embellish their fulled creations, some familiar with three dimensional figures and complete strangers to the method.
Lora Shinn, photographer and friend, put away the needles after completing a project in favor of her camera; her photos capture the light spirits that evening.
We poked and poked and poked. Together we created such an enormous amount of felt, that it took two felters five hours to finish wetfelting the sum of our evening work. Thankfully, Linda’s arms are much stronger than mine. She combined both strength and finesse to finish her pieces, resulting in the densest felt I have had the pleasure to hold.
These colorful pieces warm me to the core. The collective imagination worked together resulting in a collection beyond the limits of my imagination.
Thank you to the friends who wielded the needle.
PS. Kits are now available in my shop for making felt geodes.