Felting is relaxing and fun especially when shared!!
Last week I travelled back to where I grew up; Grantham in South Lincolnshire, to spend a week with my family and catch up with old friends.
I had a relaxing time away from my office job, walked the quaint streets of Stamford and visited the home of the Bakewell pudding in the Peak District. And… you may have guessed – (as I am quite addicted to my felting)- that I also took some of my wools with me to get on with my latest creation.
I also had the opportunity to spend one of my days showing my mum some basic needle felting techniques. Felting is not just for times alone just you, the wool and needles and your imagination but is so much fun to do with others – especially for friendship craft days, and in my case family time! for me and my mum, together sharing quality time. 🙂
Haha, my dad peered in from time to time and watched and enjoyed the artistic flair (claiming I got it all from him). They are both artistic! I think we all can be in so many different ways!
My week was sooooo relaxing and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city and work. Home cooked food and love and hugs and then some felting (of course)- all I could wish for in a holiday.
So I wanted to show you some pictures of my mum’s very first landscape piece. My mum is a painter and loves going to her art class each week and produces some beautiful water colour paintings. She loves using colour and really appreciates nature just like me which is illustrated in her work!
So here we go, she needed no help from me after I showed her a few basic hints. I think it is really great. My mum used soft luxurious merino wool from World of wool.
I have named it ‘Beside quiet waters’ as it reminds me of David’s Psalm 23 in the bible and really sums up my week with them. Thanks mum for our time together!
Mum then painted the sky onto her canvas and stuck the felted piece onto it…. beautiful!!
Of course on leaving to come back to London I left some wools and some needles with mum.. can’t wait to see what she makes next…
Do you have a tutorial for this piece ? And a kit that goes with it ?
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Hi sorry I don’t. It was one my mum made up as she went along free style.
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Thank you Amanda, there’s a lot of love in this piece and the 23rd psalm is an apt title.
Bless you Karen, I miss my mum too.
That’s very sweet of you to comment. Thank you 🙂
What a wonderful post. thank you for sharing! (Missing my own mom rip)
Karen, Phoenix , AZ
Bless you Karen x
Aww that must be nice that you share a hobby with your mother 🙂
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Yes, though I need to encourage her to get her back into it. It’s been a while since she made something out of wool. She paints more 😊