Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WOYWW 280-A Change of Direction

Morning folks and dear WOYWW friends. I haven't shared in this lovely desk hop for months and boy have I missed it. I work on a Wednesday and although it's meant to be part time I'm usually there for a lot longer so I don't have time to visit all the desks I'd like too so don't feel it's fair to join in. This week my days have been changed so I have Wednesday at home...hurray...some desk hopping at last!!!!!

Here's my desk as of last night.

Bet that fooled you didn't it!!!! Not a bit of paper in sight. Nope. I'm wet felting!!!!!

I've started a new night school class and wanted to have a go at something completely different so am doing Creative Textiles and this week we have been wet felting which is great fun and a great work out. The idea is to then add all sorts of embroidery and beads to the felt over the next few weeks, so you may well see this develop.    Oh and if you wondered there is a very thick towel under the bamboo roll, I'm not soaking the table cloth!!!

Well, that's me today so now I need to come and see what you've all been up too.

If you've stopped by and wonder what I'm on about then pop over to see the lovely Julia HERE and join in WOYWW, it's great fun.

Have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lisa! You're back!! Hooray :-) It's good to see you on the desks again. And haven't you been having fun? I love what you've done with that wet felting, it looks amazing! Well done you :-)
Hugs, LLJ 23 xx
PS Hope all is well with you and yours xxxx

Neet said...

How interesting that course sees to be. I don't think there is anything like that around me or I would be there. It looks gorgeous, great colours.
Yes, it was lovely to meet up, it's always nice to see a person you have met in blogland isn't it.
Hugs, & thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet xx 14 xx
ps we sold out of black at the Harrogate show and again at Newark. Look after your pot LOL.

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely looking piece of felt - it's hard work getting it felted isn't it, but worth it in the end! Looking forward to seeing the fully embellished piece when it's finished.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #28

Annie said...

You've been missed so it's good to see you back. Love the look of the wet felting. Gorgeous colours.
Annie x #18

Artyjen said...

Looks super....never tried doing that myself.
xoxo Sioux

Queenie Jeannie said...

That sounds like a very interesting project, and I look forward to seeing more of this!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Hettie said...

Oooo! Intriguing. Not used to seeing you play with fabric! Nice colours.
xx 43

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I've heard of felting, but I must say I'm still not sure what it is! Looks cool though! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #50

Marit said...

Welcome back, and wowzah: I want to try felting for a long time now but never got to it... your piece looks marvelous... 'poetic' is the word that comes to mind, does that make sense? Anyway, Happy crafting (with whatever materials!) happy woyww and a hug from Holland! Marit #58

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa nice to see you again, thanks for the comment over at mine.
You are going to have so much fun with the felting.
See you again soon and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Lisa your creative textile class sounds fun. Its good to try new things. I have just started at a photography club and I really look forward to it. Do share your felting when it's finished.
Hugs Lynda B 13

Sandy Leigh said...

Love that felting technique--so much you can do with it! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #34

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello there! Well that sure looks fun, glad you are having fun with textiles and trying new things. Take care Zo xx 52

StampinCarol said...

I love seeing all kinds of crafts and this is no exception! Looks fascinating! Welcome back and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #61

Whimcees said...


This looks like fun - looking forward to seeing how the project progresses with beads, etc. Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Anne said...

Hi there I like the look of the wet felting. Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW Anne x #27

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi Lisa, If you haven't been around for a while then I suppose we've not met yet. Well, nice to meet you and sharing your desk.
Lovely piece of quilting. It's great that you try out new things. There's another lady on WOYWW (Shoshi) that has also recently started quilting.
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Have a good week,
a hug and God bless,

Chrysalis said...

Welcome back, Lisa, and thanks for sharing the felting. It's going to be lovely - great colours. Do show when it's finished, won't you? Love, Chris # 16

Mrs.D said...

lisa, great to have you back, have fun with your course, I did one several years back and it was fabulous, so I'm sure you will enjoy it. You've certainly made a smashing start with that bit of felting, super colours and decoration.
Thanks for poppoing by my desk and your nice comments, shame I can't share anything more than the pictures of the biscuits.
Chris #20

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Lisa
what a spooky coincidence I have just finished (about an hour ago ) making a piece of wet felt ready for a workshop I am teaching on Saturday (bit of a reminder as I haven't done any for a while).... its great fun and like you say a bit of a workout. Yours is looking good, its a brilliant medium especially as it is so easy to embellish in so many ways..... enjoy and I'll have to pop back and see how it is progressing
janet #12

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, lovely to see you back. The wet felting looks interesting and the course sounds challenging. It's good to try something new and I look forward to seeing how the project is coming along over time. Hope your day doesn't get changed back to Wednesday again :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #53

VonnyK said...

Ooh that looks like fun and nice and sloppy fun at that. I've often thought of trying that but I've never got around to it. It's looking good.
Have a great week,
'Von #25

Nikki C said...

Oh that is so sweet the deep green looks wonderful with the pinks and purples really makes it pop :)
Have fun with it and look forward to seein the finished product hugs Nikki 8

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Welcome back! I don't get to visit that much these days but if I didn't join WOYWW, my blog would just disappear!
How nice for you to learn something new. It is looking veyr interesting already!.
Happy WOYWW! Thank you for dropping by!
peggy aplSEEDS@3

Jackie said...

Your course sounds very interesting I am sure it will be great to try out so many different textiles!
Jackie 10

Jackie said...

Your textile course sounds really great! How nice to learn about so many different textiles
Jackie 10

Shoshi said...

Lisca recommended I hop over and see you, Lisa, because I'm also doing felt evening classes! I love what you've done. Hope to see more. My course is only 5 weeks long (last one next week) but I've signed up for another 5 weeks in February, when we will be working with fibres and textiles. We did needle felting last night and it was soooo much fun! I can't decide which I prefer, wet felting or needle felting. Both are like pure magic, watching the soft fluffy wool fibres transform into a firm fabric. Nuno felting next week! This is soooo much fun.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Lisa. Your course sounds very exciting. I am so enjoying felt making and have plans for all sorts of things I want to make - including cat caves lol!

Shoshi #37

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit already. I am late to visit as I had a self inflicted deadline to achieve...I finally finished the Layout and can now do my desk rounds! That felt story has me intrigued...might have to investigate that! #19

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit Lisa - that sounds great! It sounds as if we are more or less neck-and-neck. My course is only 5 weeks long, but the second (separate) module in February (also 5 weeks) will deal with more advanced techniques, such as the introduction of different fibres. Do you have any particular plans for what you want to do with felt? I am keen to work on 3-D projects (vessels, cat caves, slippers etc.) and working with resist to create separate layers which you expose by cutting back. This stuff is totally amazing - you can make whatever you want with it, and it's so sculptural! I shall be very interested to compare notes and see how you are getting on.


RosA said...

Your felting is lovely! Gorgeous colours!
Thanks for visiting. I also work Wednesdays and have trouble visiting all those desks :)

Debs Willis said...

Hi Lisa, great felting. It's lovely to try new things, my album was a first for me - thanks for your lovely comments.
Glad you saw Shoshi & Janet were working on something similar!
And I work too and only ever have the time to visit desks on either Fri or Sat, so don't feel you have to visit on Weds!
Debs 22

glitterandglue said...

Ooo - wet felting - what wonderful fun! Enjoy your evening class!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6