This morning I travelled down to Pode Hole, in the Lincolnshire Fens, to deliver a needle felted toadstool workshop for the Spalding Embroiderers. The ladies had expected to be doing a beading class but unfortunately the tutor couldn’t keep the booking and I was asked if I could step in at short notice, which I was only too pleased to do.
We began by making the three main components, the stalk, base and top of the toadstool using white Cheviot wool from World of Wool. Cheviot is a good choice to use as ‘core’ wool as it is inexpensive and needle felts quickly. Once we had joined together the three elements we covered the top of the toadstool using WoW’s carded Corriedale in sour cherry (Tutti Frutti collection) and Pinwheel (Galaxy range). The base was covered in a combination of Tadpole and Sombrero, again from WoW’s Galaxy range.
For a lot of the day you could have heard a pin drop….the concentration was so intense!
Detail was added using small skeleton leaves and tapestry wool for grass.
Once again it was a really enjoyable day in the company of a very creative group of ladies. My thanks to Liz and Mavis for inviting me back and I’m now looking forward to our next workshop!
The Spalding ladies with their toadstools