I am going to start this post with a gorgeous picture of Kristie and the beautiful vessel she felted with me at a workshop in Clasheen last Thursday. She used Icelandic wool in shades of green and teal and included some insertions in gold spangled polyester, this created a very interesting and striking effect when these areas were opened up near the end of the felting process.
Kristie is one of my blog readers and online friends from America and it was great to share some time with her and three girl pals during their exciting trip to Ireland. She also makes wonderful purses, totes, lunch bags and other custom items and I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous upcycled wallet which matches perfectly the necklace I felted during Evelyn’s workshop and the matching bracelet I completed the following morning!!! I also discovered it also totally compliments the funky wrist cuff I was messing around with yesterday afternoon as I was taking a break from felting the rug (short rug post and loads of pictures to follow tomorrow). This cuff is felted using some woven mohair from Cushendale Woolen Mills as a base and the dreadlocks are inserted using a method of Charlotte’s, SO easy compared to what I would have done before!