kate5kiwis: our first go at *felting*


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

our first go at *felting*

At steiner today, (on a gorgeous clear skied sunny day) we were talking about *w*i*n*t*e*r* and we all made cute little pink-and-purple felt hearts, which we stuffed with Peter's sheep's wool and stitched around the outside.

Cornelia also taught us how to "felt".. we arranged dyed/carded wool on little woollen squares and pricked a large needle through again and again to "stick" the picture on.
The finished square looks really funky. You can even make it into a cushion!!


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Nice! I love fabric arts.

12:44 AM  
Blogger sweetpea said...

what is steiner? is it a new zealand term that's going over my american head?:)

Very fun art!

3:25 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

yo sweetpea
you probably call it waldorf..
it's named after rudolf steiner whose educational philosophy it is.. we have friends who are steiner-people and caroline runs a wednesday at her farm for the home ed'ers..
we LOVE it !!!!!!!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Thomas, as told to Sarah said...

Have I mentioned how much you are living my imaginary life? This looks like exactly the way kids -and moms! - should learn.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Oh, needle-felting. My son is in a Waldorf school here in NJ, and his teacher taught me the basics of needle-felting last winter. I made him a gnome and a goat. I have a kitty under construction, but not anywhere hear finished yet.

1:53 AM  

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