i got to witness some grandmother/granddaughter artmaking on a very bright afternoon last week and wanted to share with you. wet felting is a beautiful craft that ivy has done several times at school (but this was her first 'picture') - yummy coloured natural wool, water, soapy bubbles...a feast for the senses! my mum works in dementia care and they have recently started doing this with the residents in the hostel - she says they love it - sweet!
i had a search on you tube for a tutorial to link you up with...but wasn't able to find one in english (but look anyway, cos it's beautiful!) - maybe ivy and i can make a little video next time we do this (because she needs to teach me!). basically, you lay out a 'picture' in colourful roving onto felt batts, drizzle with hot soapy water, and then sandwich between bubblewrap and tulle and rub, rub, rub away with wet, soapy hands until it felts together. the results are pure magic!
granni's toadstool picture is hanging up in ivy's little kitchen, and ivy's 'underwater mushroom' went back to australia to brighten up mum's office. i love them!
lots of great felting supplies and even some kits can be found when doing a search on etsy, i just bought some batts there yesterday for some future pictures.
etsy update from me this friday evening with some new fun stuff :)