We just had our last weekend of the City and Guilds course, which I'm really going to miss. I've learnt lots of new techniques and have been constantly inspired. I'm also going to miss the social aspect, it's so nice to felt amongst others when you are so used to working on your own at home. But, I'm hoping to do part three next year so that's something to look forward to.
Here are my two final pieces, the cape is not finished yet, but I'm really pleased with the shape, it took the whole weekend to get that far, I don't think I've ever felted anything so hard in my life! At one point I looked like something out of dynasty so the shoulders took a lot of work, now it's a perfect fit. The skirt is nuno felted merino (cobweb) and cotton scrim. I love the textures. I've been experimenting with this blend of wool and nuno, I made a small piece to make into a cuff, but it didn't get completed, so last night I chopped it up and made it into these buttons. Now I can't decide whether to make them into brooches, pendants or just keep them as buttons. Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.