I am back from a week in Stirling, Scotland. I went up to take classes at Knit Camp, and to stay with friends. I had such an amazing time and met so many wonderful people. (You know who you are!)
The first class I took was with Ewa Kuniczak, an absolutely brilliant teacher and practitioner of various methods of felting.
In the morning, we did needle felting. Ewa wanted us to use a painting as inspiration, but I was stubborn and went my own way, coming up with a very moor-ish landscape.
I loved how you could get real subtleties of colour given plenty of shades to work from, and I challenged myself to work from a very specific palette. You can see all the crazy colour blending in a close-up.
In the afternoon, we did some wet felting. Here, I DID use inspiration, a painting by the architect Hundertwasser, although I challenged myself by looking at it once and then going my own way with it. :)
I love how this one came out, and it was great wet felting and actually (gasp!) having the colours all stick together.
I will totally use both techniques again. It's really a good thing that I already have a fibre-y hobby to share materials with!