Woven Webs & Felt Friends

Urbanite at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria was a huge sucess! Every one was really involved in the collaborative weaving activity and it was so fun to see the art pieces grow and change over the night as different people added their contributions. It was also interesting to see how the three pieces that began so tidy ended up becoming more and more free and experimental as people lost their inhibitions over the evening- At one point, someone even came running over to weave in a wine glass! Knotty by Nature owners, Stephanie and Ryan were also in attendance, enjoying the party and meeting many newly inspired fiber enthusiasts.

For some hilarious boomerang videos from the evening, check out #aggvurbanite on instagram. I have posted some action shots from the evening and you can also see a kiss that will last for eternity. Now that is romance!

After spending all evening with the beautiful felt and yarn I was inspired to pull out my own stash of roving and wool when I got home. I really enjoyed creating these little felted friends while relaxing on my couch the next evening. Needle felting is so fun and easy once you get the hang of it. Maybe soon I will post a short tutorial here so you can try it too. Here are the little fuzzy friends that I made, in the morning light.  They will be heading off to new homes soon as I am getting started on my holiday gifts.