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« on: October 01, 2017 09:36:14 PM »



Up here in the Great White North, on the last weekend in September, communities across the country are encouraged to hold a Culture Days celebration.  Thanks in part to a grant and in part to the wonderful people at the local museum who worked hard at pulling together a whole big shindig, I was able to facilitate this project.  

On Friday I went into the school, and every child (and a few teachers) were introduced to wet felting.  Each of them made their very own small square of felt (taken to the prefelt stage) to be put into one big tapestry.

130 odd pieces of felt


Then, on Saturday, the rest of the community was invited to the hall where I was set up with the felting and the start of the tapestry (along with a bunch of other folks that had other things displayed. There were even folk singers!)  Anyone who wanted to was invited to make their own square to add to it.

A few ladies doing their part!


I managed to get a piece made too, despite the busy day! (an acton shot, because why not!)


When there was about 2 hours left to the day, we wet the whole piece out, and rolled it.  I did get some community participation here too!


I did have to finish it off all the way myself at home, but that part's not so hard when you have a washing machine Wink

This is the finished piece.


It will take a tour around town, and end up in the museum to be displayed for years to come!  Now just to come up with a way to mount it.....

p.s. there will be more details posted to my blog tomorrow with a video I put together today after finishing it.  I'll share that once it's up!
Here's the link to the video of the process! https://youtu.be/okXY2lwl_qs
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017 02:27:01 AM »

The finished piece is amazing...thanks so much for sharing this with us Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017 06:20:14 AM »

The community effort and your effort created a lovely and exciting piece!
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017 08:31:12 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017 12:55:46 PM »

So neat!!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017 01:56:12 PM »

Very, VERY cool!
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017 12:21:48 AM »

You have my envy! What a wonderful community and what a wonderful piece of art! ❤
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017 07:00:54 AM »

This rocks! Such a cool project, Belladune!
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017 10:12:51 AM »

Wow, that is AWESOME!
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017 10:31:45 AM »

Great initiative and the end result is so happy and colorful!
Awesome that it will be hung in the museum.
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