Having worked as an Interior Designer for about 15 years or more I then decided set up my Craft and Design school - Ennis Creative Arts Centre. This enables me to be surrounded by all things craft and design. My days are divided between being a Mammy, designing homes and creating classes here at ECAC. This blog is to show some of the behind the scenes and my loves, laughs and creativity that I get mixed up in on a daily basis.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wet felting Jewellery on the 19th Oct with Nicola Brown.
Our day began at 9.30 when all the ladies arrived at the studios and
we began with a quick cup of coffee and a little chat to get to know
each other. The class was full and students had travelled from near and
far. Some of the ladies had been travelling since 6.30 that morning to
get to us.
Firstly we all got to choose our bag of felt, which was great and each bag was different.
At 10 we all watched Nicola doing some Demos so we then all started making flowers and then progressed onto making cords. The process of the water and soap was a pleasure to work with.
I got carried away a few times with the soap as I really loved the feeling of it. It's a really enjoyable technique.
Everyone in the class was chatting how relaxing the process was. The time just flew by so it was nearly 1.30 before we broke for lunch and we all sat out in the Conservatory. We were all so excited to get back into our creations. At this stage everyone was focusing in our what they wanted to make.
The day finished around 4.45 and then we broke to take some photos of the creations. We all then sat down and Nicola explained the process again and shared where we could get some extra materials.
It was a really enjoyable class. I loved the pieces I made and I know everyone else did too.
Everything looked so professional and the results were just beautiful.