Nicola does wet and dry felting, and makes pictures, bags, slippers and more from various fibres, from silky soft merino to rather rough and tough Norwegian fibres. Starting with a short explanation of the stages before a fleece is ready to felt (carding and roving being just two!) Nicola showed how a long roll of wooltops could be pulled apart and layered before being dampened and treated to a good roll to make strong and durable felt. It took her only ten minutes to make a flower picture from wooltop and prefelt (fibres that have been partly but not fully felted) and even less time to convince those watching that felting (with the pulling out of fibres and rolling this way and that) was a good exercise for the upper arms!
Check out Nicola on the web at www.feltipedia.co.uk and on facebook as Feltipedia.uk or try her etsy shop as well.
Two walks have been arranged;
17th May at 11am meeting at Hall Road Station on the Merseyrail Northern Line. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles. Lunch afterwards will cost £1.01 at the Hightown Hotel, Formby.
24th May at 11am meeting at the Childe of Hale pub and walking 2.5 miles around Hale Park with lunch at the Childe of Hale afterwards. Hale is a fascinating village, and so local, the walk is well worth doing.
Walks will take place whatever the weather so check the forecast and dress appropriately. More details can be obtained by emailing us (address above) or contacting Sonja if you have her details.