Well, the delayed Christmas present happened this week at the Eugene Textile Center. We made felt!
In a 2-hour class, with fabulous instruction, we took merino wool from roving to a finished rectangle of felt. We got to make all the choices of color and pattern, including embellishing with yarn. This could be a paralyzing level of choice for me, but I think I managed to come through picking a color scheme and design without too much angst.
|Front side: my take on argyle|
|Reverse side: teal and purple ombre|
What will I make with my 10" by 12" rectangle of felt? Not sure. Not committed yet (thus, I haven't gotten myself into project-mode; not one little bit). Maybe a potholder/hotpad. Maybe a case for my new, giant sunglasses. Maybe a small bag/pouch. (Not baby booties: i declined the free pattern offered to me by our instructor. Don't need a project like that.)
For now, my lovely felt rectangle is hanging on the pegboard in my sewing room. It's pretty. And I made it!