Posts Tagged ‘heartfelt silks’

Hat on a Ball? Huh?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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The very clever Robbin Firth of Heartfelt Silks has come up with yet another very fun class.
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When she brought this hat in and said she felted it, I have to admit I didn’t get it.  I thought it was really cute, but I wasn’t sure people would be interested.
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Hat on a Ball

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So she asked if she could come in and teach me how to make one myself.
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OMG!!!  This was the most fun thing I have EVER made in this shop.  EVER.
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It all starts with a ball

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Layering silk and wool

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All wrapped up

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Control top nylons are next! Yep!

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Soak it in hot water and bag it up

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Bounce it!

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Bounce it some more!

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Let the air out of the ball and take it out

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Flip it right side out, onto a bowl or hat stand and shape it

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Get it exactly as you like it and let it dry

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How cute is this hat???

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So, again, Robbin was right.  This was so much fun!  She is totally right, I’ll admit it.  This class is going to fill up fast!
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Thanks Robbin!
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Nuno Needle Felt Scarf

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

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The lovely Robbin Firth from Heartfelt Silks has created an amazing class that we are lucky enough to get to host at our shop!
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Nuno Needle Felt Scarves!
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Silk Bloom Scarf

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Can't have this one! It's mine!

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Summery scarf!

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Come and make one yourself

Create an original silk scarf design using needle and wet felting techniques.
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Robbin has developed a unique process using silk fabric and merino Tussah roving.  Combining Nuno, needle and water felting, you will learn how to make this delicate and easy scarf.  I promise you don’t have to have ANY experience to make these works of art.  Robbin is an incredible teacher!

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The first class session you will get supplies and learn needle felting techniques.  You’ll head home and spend 2 weeks working on the scarf. In the second session you will wet felt and finish the scarf! Once you learn, the possibilities are endless!
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Our next classes are Tuesdays, June 14th and 28th 6-8pm and Sundays, July 17th and 31st 1 – 3pm

Here are a few photos of our last class!

Nuno Needle Felt Class

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Needle Felting

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Needle Felting on Scarf

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Nuno Technique

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Getting ready to iron

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Ironing

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If you are a facebook user, you can find Robbin here.   If you want to tackle this project on your own, stop in, we have her kits in the shop too!  A fun project to bring to the cabin for the weekend:)

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