Monday, March 28, 2011

Illuminated felt in Renesslaerville NY

I traveled up to NY this last weekend with several felting friends Gail, Dolly (&Hammy) and Maryann to the Illuminated Felt Workshop by Sharon Costello. We stayed in the Village Inn aka Bells which was run by a wonderful woman named Edith who made us awesome breakfast every morning. After a visit to the Library we headed to the place next door for happy hour and got happy.

Then went to Sharon's and got happier.

The next morning Dolly and I took a walk to the preserve to see the waterfalls.

Then on to Sharon's workshop where she showed us numerous samples of ways to do the felt so it looks interesting illuminated.  I have not always done samples but am becoming a huge fan of sampling after this.

So we started working on our felt, some of us quicker since we knew we had to leave by 2 on Sunday.
 The blue one in the front is mine. Below is Diane's Piece. She is very talented.

 Dolly's lamp which Hammy is proudly posing in front of.
 Maryann's lamp which looks wonderful when illuminated but will not photograph for me nicely that way.

Gail's piece which did not have time to get illuminated but looks beautiful.

 We ended with some sillyness, diane with her illuminated head flower and below Dolly and Gail trying to cram everything back into the car so we could leave for home.
We were a bit more subdued on the way home but did learn about Cow Magnets from Gail who is always entertaining, and of course Dolly's catnapper story.  It was nice to arrive home where it was much warmer, and greener.  I am hoping the four of us and a few other felters can get together sometime in the near future.

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