The other thing that made the class so enjoyable was that these women, who quilt more than felt, had already had lessons in rendering realistic images with fabrics. In larger classes there is more variation in the amount of experience with the process of felting and art education, and artistic tastes. I want to guide my students toward creating their own vision not what I think the image should look like, so teaching is really easy when we all share the same aesthetics.
Here are some photos of the pieces as they were being laid out.
Once the pieces were laid out we wet felted them. Here is what they looked like at the end of day one.
On day two we added detail and more texture with a felting needle. Here is what the pieces looked like at the end of class.
And here is a photo of my two new friends, both quite happy with their work, as they should be.
And an extra bit of happiness for me came when Teresa purchased one of my small nuno felted landscapes.
Thank you Teresa, especially for making this class happen!