Today, Naty collected me to take me to Ellen’s for a lesson in felting. I have done wet felting (on purpose) only once before and it was a messy and quite frankly not much fun experience that I haven’t been anxious to repeat. But I decided it was time to try again.
We were felting roving onto gauze, and it didn’t involve bamboo mats and running dyes, and I throroughly enjoyed it.
We made a scarf for a woman in the Stgo International Quilt Guild who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer so is leaving to go home to the US at short notice for her treatments. I have never met her, but I was glad to be able to do a little something for her. And it’s funny how without even thinking about it, when someone says “breast cancer” I just said, “oh, I had that.” How did I get to be so matter of fact about it? But I am. And I am also positive about it, which I hope helps other people when they are worried.
I took some photos with the iphone, so they are not of the best, but they will let you see what we made, and I think it’s beautiful. I hope to get some photos of it when it’s dry and actually you know, finished!
I hope the recipient loves it.