Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Rats in the house…

Sunday morning I came out of bed with as much energy as a todler full of sugar! The anticipation of my mysterious felting class was at its peak and I couldn’t wait any longer to create…well…I had no idea but it would be in felt. In a sunny studio, on the second floor of a Waldorf toy store, a small group of women gathered around loads of multicolour fiber. During the day, I learned the facinating story of felt and the different techniques used in its creation. Do you know that felt is the oldest textile form and that sheep pee had something to do with it! Anyway, it was now time to get wet and energetic because felting requires a lot of friction that left me exhausted and sweaty. Hum, that sounds naughty but it’s not at all the case!!! After I looked at the beautiful books brought by the teacher, I decided to go for a pair of cute little mice…that turned out to be a pair of cute big rats. I had such a good time that I gave my name for a needle felt workshop in march. Sunday morning, I had no project in mind when I got there but now my head is full of ideas for the next time. I can't wait!

14 comments:

Lina said...

Oh wow Claudia they look fantastic! How exciting to try something new.

Mirka said...

Ohh... I´m immediately in love with your felt works. Mice or rats, who cares,they are so cute!!

Señorita Puri said...

Great owrk. My cat would love this. XO

robyn said...

they are soo cute!
i love it when i try something new.it opens up a whole world of inspiration..
love

Jade said...

How cute are those little guys! See, you're affirming it for me.... I need to take some sort of class. Anything!

Di said...

I love your mice! I was hooked with felting the first time I tried it - wet felting, needle felting etc I even helped my friend wet felt on silk to make panels for her wedding dress!! Enjoy!

ickleson said...

They're fantastic, and so so cute. x

ingrid said...

Those are the best kinds of rats to have in the house. So cute!

Lobster and swan said...

looks like a fun class! Thanks for visiting my blog. It was lovely to get in from a long day at work and read your comments : )

ponderingponteuf said...

oh they are adorable.I bet it was a lot of fun.
I was just peeing myself laughing at your ice sandwich post.You really are so funny.
Take care
Natasha x

Bridget B. said...

Tee - hee! These are so cute!! But of course, you know I have a weak spot in my heart for little rodents, no matter their materials . . . and taking classes is so wonderful - part of it is learning new techniques, and part of it is just being in a space full of other people trying new things . . .

M. said...

Oh, I prefer 1000 times your lovely and cute little mice than the real specimen in our house!! :D

Erin said...

Claudia,

I think that your rat/mice are adorable. I have been trying to figure out where I can find out about FELTING and then you make these. If you know of any good books or possibly somewhere I could take a class...let me know. I'm not in Canada so that may be a tall order! Great work - but then again...everything you do is great!

Erin
Tucson, AZ

alyson. said...

I'd love to take a felt class!! sounds like so much fun!