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In the rhythm of the needles

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Breiclub in Oostende : elke woensdagavond van 19 u - 21 u !

maandag 13 augustus 2012


There is a lot more you can do with wool than knitting.  I was about to learn this at the 3-days workshop given by Mieke Recour.
We worked really hard at felting, it is quite intensive to make the wool change into felt.  You have to start very gently, but then just hit it, throw it around, slap it, get all your frustration out of your body, and the result is simply beautiful !
We could chose what to make, and as I'm not a scarf person, I made a few necklaces.
I love them, they are very light to wear, and I made them into the colours that fit my clothes.

earring made of silk cocons, handpainted

felted wool in spiral technique

plain felt ovals, but I love the colours

silk ribbons

handpainted, they were white when we started

needle felted rose

the only scarf I made : silk cut in fine strings

silk flowers on a felted base

silk is all handpainted

I'm quite proud of this one.

love those colours !
and here are some pics of the workshop itself :
Mieke explaining carefully what we can do

I love this necklace she made !

She has her own working place, an 'atelier'

silk ribbons painted in matching colours

lunch is served in the garden !
the spiral one and his secret : a plain plastic tube

Claire is making one too

Karin is making a book cover

ready to finish, or should I add more stuff ?

trial and error ?

look at that lovely stash of wool in the background....

Claire busy making her bookcover

it involved ironing, in this heat !

finishing the necklaces
I really enjoyed this 3 days.  Mieke is thinking of organising 'free ateliers' , that means you can come and join her in her atelier in De Haan, use all the material she has (and pay for it of course) - and she will help you when you have a problem or want to turn an idea into a scarf or necklace or handbag or anything.  She is a very good teacher, patient, friendly and empathic.  Check out her website for more info !

5 opmerkingen:

  1. blij dat ik even mocht binnengluren in de ws. Mooie, hele mooie dingen gemaakt !
    Jammer dat ik er niet bij kon zijn.

  2. Wat een prachtige kettingen. Je maakt erg leuke spullen hoor.
    Spijtig dat Oostende zo ver is van Hasselt.
    Liefs Liliane

  3. Hele mooie dingen...
    Jullie creaties in vilt zijn super...spijtig dat ik daar niet knap in ben.
    Jullie breigroep ziet er superleuk uit.
    Is toch fijn om al zo'n mooie dingen te maken,he.
    Wat zouden we toch zijn zonder onze hobbie...Groetjes,Nanske

  4. Great pictures! I love the silk ribbon necklace. Great work!

  5. Alle bezigheden met wol zijn gewoon leuk hé. Prachtige dingen hebben jullie gemaakt!
    Wij vertrekken seffens naar Middelkerke voor 3 dagen. Om wat gezonden zeelucht op te snuiven en wat uit te waaien op het strand.
    Wie weet kom ik wel even langs woensdagavond, tenzij het geen breiclub is. Het adres ken ik niet, maar ik zal in ieder geval mijn gsm nr achterlaten. Lieve groetjes, Tilda


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