What a weekend, making pre-felts with all kinds of people! From the littlest toddlers to grown ups...
Some worked in gallon size ziplock bags, some stomped the wool in the kiddie pool, that was so much fun to watch!
My son videotaped the action on Saturday. I so appreciate his help and also Judy Broekemeier's help in recruiting volunteers to stomp on Sunday. Special thanks to all the wonderful young people who abandoned their shoes and socks and stomped!
And this is a shot of what they did with all that stomping.
The best part for me was seeing the participants' faces and telling people all about felt and how it is made from WOOL - no spinning or knitting needed.
I now have 50 squares in yellow, blue and green and two big dark blue chunks to incorporate into a community rug. Lots of work to do this week to get ready for my FeltUnited exhibit on Saturday, October 2nd! (Complete details on that are in the previous post.)
Oh and for all you knitters, I had to get a photo of this adorable little girl and the cute sweater her grandmother knitted decades ago. It has been worn by several family members over the years and it's still in great condition. I think I can figure out how to make one like it by tweaking a somewhat similar EZ pattern knit from the top down in 'Knitter's Almanac'.