Regarding my post of July 20, once again what I hoped to do got pushed to the bottom of the list and didn't get done. So today I'm following my own advice and doing it first! And what I want to do is write about the second workshop we did: the "twenty minute beach".
While my sister was here, she took the reins and guided us through the creation of a 2D needlefelted beach scene.
This was inspired by a piece she gifted me for my birthday, a 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch beach image (along with a luscious fibre "Paradise Island" Living Felt sampler for making beach projects). She said it was just a quickie, something she did in a twenty minute session. Wow! Just twenty minutes? So she said we could all try it and see for ourselves!
The first thing we needed to do was choose an image for inspiration. We easily found lovely examples online.
Sadly Mom backed out at the last minute (but after seeing the results she said she'd be willing to try if we do it again).
With pieces of backing felt cut to size (Kunin Felt made from recycled plastic bottles from String Theory) and fibre covering the table (from Fibrecraft, My Butterfly Green, Heidi Feathers and Dimensions Crafts), we jumped right in, the timer started!