“with patience and love”…..

Earlier this week, under the watchful eye of internationally acclaimed Feltmaker Annemie Koenen, I learnt to make felt “with patience and love”.  The workshop in Suffolk was hosted by Region 7 of the IFA and I had a wonderful 3 days in the company of Annemie, Sally, Rachel, Jenny and Gaye.

Annemie demonstrates how to make felt "with patience and love".
Annemie demonstrates how to make felt “with patience and love”.

A few photos of work in progress…..

 

Everyone looks to be concentrating hard!
Everyone looks to be concentrating hard!

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Sally working on her sculptural belt

I took my own Merino wool to the workshop but once I had seen the beautiful  hand dyed Merino with Tussah Silk that Annemie had brought with her I just had to use it!

My collar is taking shape
My collar is taking shape

Annemie’s approach to teaching this workshop was to ask each of us in turn what we would like to make and then ensure that we were guided and supported at every stage to accomplish our goal.  Annemie has a very relaxed and approachable style of teaching but that doesn’t make her a soft touch!  She watched us all like a hawk and kept a very strict eye on timings and on the quality of our work.  As a result I came away with a stunning collar and a head full of tips and inspiration for future projects.

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My finished Autumnal collar
My finished Autumnal collar

A big thank you to Annemie for a wonderful workshop and to the ladies in Region 7 for making me feel so welcome.

The ladies with their finished projects.
The ladies with their finished projects.
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13 Comments

    1. Thanks Ruth. Your right, it was a wonderful class, and I believe Annemie comes over to the UK every year to do workshops so I will be watching out for her again next year.

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  1. Hi Karen. Long time no see. Love your collar. Looks a very exciting workshop, as did the other photo you sent. You’ve very busy and loving every minute it seems. June x

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    1. Glad you like it June. I’ve had a ball with workshops the past two months, now it’s time to knuckle down and practise what I’ve learnt. Hope to see you again soon Kx

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  2. Your collar is great! All the projects turned out well. It was nice you could all do your own thing. Thanks for sharing.

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