This fall, after a week of workshops in Florida, Robbin, Harry, and Kirsten are staying close to home, with a busy season of workshops at our home studio in Hudson, WI, guest-teaching at The Textile Center, and, of course, busy times of making and shipping our Palm Washboard feltmaking tools, and other felting supplies all over the world. We are now working on our 2016 schedule, so if you would like to have Robbin Firth teach in your part of the world or have a suggestion for where Robbin might like to teach, get in touch!
Now, on with the show! The HeartFelt Silks in the UK & Ireland photo show!
Gorgeous Felted Ruffle Wraps on a beautiful summer afternoon. Love the color palettes chosen by each workshop participant -- so different and unique.
The hat feltmaking workshops were a crowd favorite! It was truly great to welcome felters of all ages and levels experience to the classes.
There were lots of technique demos, hands-on practice, and note taking. We worked with resists, perfected 3D shaping, and so much more.
Ruffle wraps taking shape on the felting tables. Each class is a rich experience in group, collaborative learning, with each student receiving individual attention and help from Robbin as well.
Busy hands, lots of colors, beautiful wool, hand-dyed silks -- taking time with your project layout is a very important step in the process. Being patient at this stage in the felting process pays off later. The Palm Washboards are at the ready to take you through to the next step.
Here, a beautiful merino wool & silk hat is taking shape, literally, in Robbin's hands.
It was great to have large, roomy spaces to work in. The best part was having so many friendly, fun, and creative students!
And, after all that hard work, comes the modeling! Love seeing results and love seeing happy students with their new felted garments and accessories.
We couldn't have asked for better weather for our Ireland workshop! Just beautiful!
Our Palm Washboards got a lot of use at the workshops! It is very rewarding to introduce new feltmakers to these marvelous felting tools we developed and continue to hand-make, one at a time, in our Minnesota woodworking studio.
While in the UK, we got to visit with Angela Barrow and her family (Simon and Charlotte) at Woolfest. The Barrows run Adelaide Walker store, our exclusive Palm Washboard distributor in the UK.
Woolfest was amazing! Wool and beautiful sheep everywhere, what could be better!
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