Felting – Mini Monets w/ Mom

May 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm 3 comments

Mini Monets w/ Mom @ Averyboo Arts
Mother’s Day workshop included felting lesson, love, all materials, refreshments, framing, & commemorative photo for only $35 🙂

For Mother’s Day, we offered a unique workshop inspired by the Impressionistic style of Claude Monet. After a brief discussion about wool & Monet, each mother/child pair were given a starter kit, an inspiration photo and got to work….

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Mini Monet’s with Mom

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Wool Roving

Wool roving in "Monet Garden" colors.

Mini Monets w/ Mom @ Averyboo Arts

Create a base layer with plain wool, then begin layering the colored roving on top. A little goes a long way!

Mini Monets w/ Mom @ Averyboo Arts

When your composition is complete, place inside a zip bag with warm soapy water (the warmest you can handle). Agitate for several minutes with your fingers and also by pressing with your hands. Try to keep the project flat. This step will "shrink" the wool & create one piece of felt.

Mini Monets w/ Mom @ Averyboo Arts

Rinse out soap with warm running water. Roll up in a towel to squeeze out excess water, then lay flat to dry.

Mini Monets w/ Mom @ Averyboo Arts

And there you go!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Veronica  |  May 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Oh, I just love this! So clever and beautiful!

    Reply
  • 2. Lulu  |  June 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I love this so much! I just spent the last hour poring over your blog, from beginning to end, and while I love every single post, this one is my favorite. Thanks for inviting us into your studio today — I can’t wait to come back! Sincerely, Di & Cordelia

    Reply
    • 3. averyboo  |  June 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you.
      I’m glad Cordelia enjoyed class and hope to see you again soon 🙂

      Reply

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