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Wonderful wool and fabulous felting

wet felted eggs with needle felted embellishments

wet felted eggs with needle felted embellishments

This Thursday 19th March we will be playing with wonderful wool as we wet felt, needle felt, wash and card some lovely floaty fleece to make all manner of things.  Feel free to join us for some or part of the day at Amelia’s house in Jenna drive, just across from school.

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Easter and Autumn crafts this Friday

Come and join us for 10 minutes or stay for the whole day as we craft some special seasonal treasures.  Friday 28th March 9.00am -2.30pm in the school craft room (and preschool garden -weather permitting)

a basket of felted egg shapes.

a basket of felted egg shapes ready for embellishing…

Farewell to Winter

Spring has in reality been pushing through early around here, but today marks the last official day of winter, so we bid farewell to Mr and Mrs Winter and look forward to the blossoming light filled days ahead.

Mr and Mrs Winter

Mr and Mrs Winter

Our Mr and Mrs Winter are needle felted from soft merino wool in it’s natural washed white, with accents from hints of pale dyed greens greys and blues.  Mr Winter’s hat is a clear blue of the winter sky, which has seen hardly any clouds this year.

Winter weather clear and bright

sun will shine with soft clear light

frozen fingers, frozen toes

I’ll think I’ll hurry out to play before the sunlight goes…..

-adapted from a children’s song we learnt in Norway

Wattle with your golden suns

underneath the spotted gums

warm our hearts till springtime comes

with it’s sunny hours……

– from a children’s song often heard being sung in our classrooms

Enjoy the sunshine weaving its way back into our days 🙂

 

 

Dragonfly toys

Spring is in the air, and Linda from dragonfly toys has donated some lovely shades of dyed carded wool perfect for some springtime projects.  How about a wonderful nest like the one below, craftily needle felted by Diane with a few freshly felted baby blue eggs from our new stash.

A felted bird's nest with sweet blue eggs.

A felted bird’s nest with sweet blue eggs.

Or did you notice the lovely water the mermaid was swimming in, and the sea blues and greens of her flowing hair?

Sea blues and greens of our mermaid craft.

Sea blues and greens of our mermaid craft.

 

A big THANK YOU to Linda and the Dragonfly team.  Their craft supplies and toys are wonderful and you can find them locally (to us) at Organic Feast on William St. East Maitland.

Dragonfly Toys - East Maitland, NSWDragonfly toys – keeping the magic of childhood alive…

 

 

Tiny Easter Eggs – a quick tutorial

We have been extra busy this week crafting some tiny easter eggs in time for Easter. Here is a quick mini tutorial for those who missed out and would like to try – they are so easy and addictive!

Firstly we wet felted some coloured sheepswool with a little warm water and detergent rolling it around in our hands until they made little balls.

wet felted balls

wet felted balls

 

Then we rolled them a little more just in the middle to make them egg shaped, and left them to dry.

a basket of felted egg shapes.

a basket of felted egg shapes.

Lastly we needle felted some with a little more embellishments to make extra special tiny easter treasures.  They are all about the size of a small solid chocolate egg.

Embellished eggs

Embellished eggs

All ready for a game of hide and seek, or a lovely treasure to gift to a special someone.  How about felting some of your own design this Easter?

If you are running out of time to make your own, you might like to buy one or two at the front office.  Just visit Wendy in the new improved school front office, and she will show you our craft display and items for sale.

Hoping for a little sunshine for the long weekend 🙂

 

Treasure Boxes & Silk Sewing

It was a double week this week, with crafting on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday saw us busily drafting the first two prototype eurythmy silks, with nervous hands cutting and guiding the slippery silk through the machines.

baby bunting in a walnut necklace pouch

baby bunting in a walnut necklace pouch

Friday was a day to let our hair down and get those creative ideas flowing at Jill’s place. Thanks Jill!  Treasures of all kinds were made to fit snuggly into recycled wedding boxes.  Here is just a sample of what we crafted.

Felt flower hair bands

Felt flower hair bands

Fabulous felted bunnies and little toadstool scenes

Fabulous felted bunnies and little toadstool scenes

and little hooded hazelnut gnomes

and little hooded hazelnut gnomes

More little crafts and digit dolls are planned for this Thursday as well as our machine sewing. We would love for you to join us.  If you would like to take one home to do, drop in to collect supplies from 11.00 – 1.00 this Thursday in the new and improved stables.  Or even just join us for a quick cuppa and a stickybeak.

Come and weave a little sunshine in your life.

St Francis

Needle felted St Francis

As it is almost All Saints Day ( Nov 1st), we would like to share with you our St Francis Of Assisi, lovingly needle felted with inspiration from Marie of Soft Earth.  He is standing alongside all our other needle felted treasures and crafts to be sold at the Linuwel School Spring Fair.  Come along and enjoy the fun on Saturday 3rd November at 133 Morpeth rd East Maitland.