IMG_2612_edited.jpg

Leon FELT what?? i asked twice i think. Anyway...meet :

LEON the FELTER

Here's what i found out about felting.

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as petroleum-based acrylic or acrylonitrile or wood pulp-based rayon. Blended fibers are also common. 
- wikipedia

WET Felting
In the wet felting process, wool fiber becomes felt when you apply hot water, soap, compression, and agitation.  

34life-workshops-craft-handcraft-class-lesson-studio-felt-wool

The process makes the microscopic scales on each wool fiber open up and interlock with adjacent fibers.  The wool shrinks and locks together, creating a thick, durable fabric. 

images.jpeg

 

NEEDLE felting. 

 

 

 

 

When I felt a vessel, I am again engaged in the creation of the fabric, with my fingers in it, watching the textures form and the colors interact.  But instead of days and weeks, I often can make a vessel, from concept to finish, in just a few hours.  It’s easy to try things out, and not so expensive or discouraging if something doesn’t work.  For me, it offers almost instant fiber gratification and total design freedom. 

The humble out of this universe gila skilled Designer. Everything he touches turns to gold, including these homeless rocks and green spiky things.

Gerald is a fashion and accessories designer, he masters the sewing machine both with fabric and leather. He is also skilled in handcrafting and hand stitching leather, Gerald has designed numerous products for 34 in the past. 

We don't know when his workshop is going to be, its probably a one-of because Gerald wants to design bags. For this workshop,  Ged will be bringing a bunch of everything, he will show you how he works, after that its free for all. Do it the Ged way, your way or both. Free and easy, fun.

Gerald will tell you all about the species, focusing on what you need to do to keep the plant happy, when its back home with you.

Come play with Ged :)