Monday, November 12, 2007
Bare feet, feet with boots, feet with flip-flops, feet with shoes! All were needed to turn this pile of fluff into a respectable felted rug. Everyone helped. Some stomped, some planned out the pattern, others helped to keep the water held in by holding the edge of the tarp up. It took about 40 minutes of stomping until we were finally able to say we had pretty much fleted a rug. What a blast!!
Then it was time to start the rug stomp we had planned. The part that we missed getting a picture of was the pattern which will be the top when it is finished. Once the pattern was down, we spread out the layers of carded raw wool in a criss cross pattern. Then a fine mesh screen was placed on the top of all the layers.
November 3rd might have been just another Saturday to some people but, to the Collingswood Fiber Arts Guild it was our premier appearance at the Collingswood Farmers' Market. The weather was cold, damp and at times rainy but, our spirits were not. Jody brought her loom. Sandy brought her lap weaving. Bernadette's dolls made an appearance as well (and they brought donuts, imagine that). Alice, from the Groovy Knitters (also a Collingswood group) came to help us out as well.