25 February 2007


Originally uploaded by MysticSpiral.
I spent a significant portion of my day, today, pouring over antique pattern books looking for inspiration. I'm offering a needle felted Easter egg class at my local Hobby Lobby next month. I need to make class samples for the classes that I will be teaching and wanted to do something festive for the Easter egg sample. As much as I would have loved to do something like this motif, or any of the others from this pamphlet, I think that it would probably have been overkill. I'm not sure how well **I** could translate the pattern to an egg form. I'm pretty certain that I couldn't teach someone else how to do it.

In the end, I settled for a buttery yellow and pale lilac background with 3 dimensional roses felted on. I haven't decided yet whether I want to display the egg in an egg cup, or if I'd rather string it on a ribbon as an ornament.

Next on the project list, some form of embellished garment that I can leave at Hobby Lobby to demonstrate the concept of "Needle Felting as Decorative Embellishment" for the 3rd class. I'm really hoping that these classes attract some attention and that there is at least moderate attendance. I love teaching at Arlene's but I need to find a way to boost my income and I always end up spending as much at the shop as I make on the class.

We spent a couple hours at the Y swimming and letting Sprout play in the tunnel room and with the tumbling mats. As a consequence, I'm more than ready for sleep. I think that I'll stop at the thrift shop on my way to Fiberworks tomorrow to see if I can find something fun to felt onto for my last class sample.

1 comment:

Lavendersheep said...

I taught a needle felted easter egg class last year. Though mine were much simpler with simple stripes or dots on them. One of my students went pretty wild with them and made felted bowls for them to go in and gave them to her friends and family for Easter.