Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Amazing Students, Amazing Hats!

Today, I was totally blessed and honored to assist these amazing folks learn to needle felt, then wet felt a hat using the Hooked On Felt Needle to Wet Felt Forms.

We started with the showing of one of my favorite films: On Gentle Threads, featuring the incredible felt works of Judit Pocs. I like to show this film to inspire beyond what I will teach. I find that sometimes one can have a strong influence on what another person creates. Seeing multiple different artists work can inspire a relatively new feltmaker to look beyond the instructor, to look at endless possibilities, to listen to the inner voice of creativity, to hear their own voice and thus, create their own art form. I have no doubt that every single one of these folks who took this workshop will hear their own voice. They have an abundance of creativity and courage. Truly, amazing hats all the way around and spectacular felt, good, soft, strong felt was made by each of them. I am just so honored to have spent the day with them. Some classes can fatigue me, this one energized me.

You all ROCK!



Kathi said...

Интересная технология :)

Terrie said...

Glad to see the amazing hats as well noted a gentleman working on it.

WonderWhyGal said...

It was so much fun and I am already working on my next hats (yes, I have a couple in progress). Thank you for being an amazing and inspiring instructor.

Iona Loyola said...

Oh , I wish I could attend one of your classes, to get more skills!!! xoxo

Joan Kirton said...

Fascinating! I haven't seen hats made that way before. I wonder what other things can be made that way....lots of ideas emerging.