I have committed to a Christmas Fair with ‘London Loves Felt’ in few weeks’ time and so last weekend I took a deep breath and opened my boxes already completed felt items. As I feared the moths had been banqueting despite the closed plastic boxes and the anti-moth sachets….
At least they don’t seem to have got into my boxes of wool tops – I have to be grateful for that! So time to start on some new work, although with such limited time (and energy) not sure what I can achieve. The events of the last year have robbed me of a lot of my ‘oomph’ and it’s going to take more than a week and a half of holiday to put it back….
I haven’t made any felt since April so to break myself in gently I made a piece of felt for my next embroidery project. It is made in natural wool colours of Shetland with Masham, and a little coloured Merino for highlight…I am looking at doing an embroidery inspired by moss and lichen so the natural colours seemed appropriate …. I’ve also made some thin felt ‘ropes’ as Isobel showed us newbies how to do couching (ie anchoring thread/string/rope etc on the surface with small stiches) before half term, but I haven’t tried it yet.
Now I just need to get going on some berets or hoods – or at least a Christmas card or two!!