Friday, June 25, 2010

making felt pieces

As we were to sew our pieces together, rather than make a one-piece garment, we made a back, two fronts and some of us made sleeves (some people had to make two back pieces and sew them together as there was not quite enough space for 12 of us to make complete backs) .  Some also made collars that were added on later. The felting was the usual method, rolling and throwing the felt till it 'turned' - Raewyn described it as feeling like a wet chamois.  I gradually got better at recognising this stage.

Raewyn helped us with the pattern making and then the actual fitting.  She also knew instinctively when a cut was not quite the right angle and corrected these for us.

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