Felt Banner Project

Felt Banner Workshop, Woodgreen, 2011

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The Workshop

Skeins ready to be laid as background
Some banners at the end of the first stage of making
starting to roll
Sue top-stitching the onions
Sue, Iris, Suzie and lacemaker at Windhover
Suzie top stitching her tomato
Suzie tracing
The first pre-felt shapes on the unfelted background
Three panels together
Top-stitching at Windhover
Tracing the design
Tracing the pie drawing
Vegetable panel ready to felt
view of shop interior with felt banners in siyu
Wetting a panel ready for felting together
Wetting assembled images on the background
Wetting pre-felt
Wetting the salad panel
working from one of the designs
Working on the fish-Windhover
A table with felt at different stages
Aadry Chitty makes pre-felt
All around the table at Windhover
Andrea laying the yellow background
assembling the images on the yellow background
Beginning to roll one of the panels
checking pre-felt
Chicken banner drying
Covering the wettened design with plastic
Cow banner wet
Cow
Cutting designs out of pre-felt
Cutting out pre felt pieces
Cutting out traced design
Detail of breakfast
Eloise, Catherine and Iris making pre-felt
Everyone making pre-felt pieced
Felt banner makers and banners
Felt rolling
felting one of the panels together
Felting pre-felt by wetting and rubbing
Food panel ready to felt
Food pre-felt pieces laid on drawing
Food
Geirgie and family working on their panel
General View with skeins of wool
general view
getting ready to roll
Group and finished banners 4
Group and finished banners 5
Hands felting
Hattie and friends on fruit banner
Iris and Amelia place cow
Laying on the plastic and rubbing to felt everything together
laying on wool for the river
Laying out the background
Laying the plastic over a panel
Lindy and children rolling
Local Food laid out on drawing
Local panel prefelt pieces laid on drawing
Lovely felt colours
making pre-felt and cutting out designs
making the background
Melamie assembling the Local Food banner
More bags of felt
more work on the onions
Nancy and Group Windhover
Nancy, friend and Paddy at Windhover
Nikkis boys squirting water
One of the lads pre-felting
Paddy and Melanie work on the fish
Panel laid out next to design
Pig and breakfast panel ready to felt
Placing the peas
Placing the prefelts on the background
Plate of food and leeks assembled on the bacvkground
pre-felting
Preparing the background
preparing to felt everything together
Preparing to lay out a colour
Preparing to roll the fuit banner
Rachel working
Rolling a panel to felt it
rolling felt in plastic
Rubbing to felt everything together
Sarah taking a photograph

Skeins ready to be laid as background

Some banners at the end of the first stage of making

starting to roll

Sue top-stitching the onions

Sue, Iris, Suzie and lacemaker at Windhover

Suzie top stitching her tomato

Suzie tracing

The first pre-felt shapes on the unfelted background

Three panels together

Top-stitching at Windhover

Tracing the design

Tracing the pie drawing

Vegetable panel ready to felt

view of shop interior with felt banners in siyu

Wetting a panel ready for felting together

Wetting assembled images on the background

Wetting pre-felt

Wetting the salad panel

working from one of the designs

Working on the fish-Windhover

A table with felt at different stages

Aadry Chitty makes pre-felt

All around the table at Windhover

Andrea laying the yellow background

assembling the images on the yellow background

Beginning to roll one of the panels

checking pre-felt

Chicken banner drying

Covering the wettened design with plastic

Cow banner wet

Cow

Cutting designs out of pre-felt

Cutting out pre felt pieces

Cutting out traced design

Detail of breakfast

Eloise, Catherine and Iris making pre-felt

Everyone making pre-felt pieced

Felt banner makers and banners

Felt rolling

felting one of the panels together

Felting pre-felt by wetting and rubbing

Food panel ready to felt

Food pre-felt pieces laid on drawing

Food

Geirgie and family working on their panel

General View with skeins of wool

general view

getting ready to roll

Group and finished banners 4

Group and finished banners 5

Hands felting

Hattie and friends on fruit banner

Iris and Amelia place cow

Laying on the plastic and rubbing to felt everything together

laying on wool for the river

Laying out the background

Laying the plastic over a panel

Lindy and children rolling

Local Food laid out on drawing

Local panel prefelt pieces laid on drawing

Lovely felt colours

making pre-felt and cutting out designs

making the background

Melamie assembling the Local Food banner

More bags of felt

more work on the onions

Nancy and Group Windhover

Nancy, friend and Paddy at Windhover

Nikkis boys squirting water

One of the lads pre-felting

Paddy and Melanie work on the fish

Panel laid out next to design

Pig and breakfast panel ready to felt

Placing the peas

Placing the prefelts on the background

Plate of food and leeks assembled on the bacvkground

pre-felting

Preparing the background

preparing to felt everything together

Preparing to lay out a colour

Preparing to roll the fuit banner

Rachel working

Rolling a panel to felt it

rolling felt in plastic

Rubbing to felt everything together

Sarah taking a photograph

The Completed Felt Banners

tomatoes and radishes
wine
beans and cauliflower
chicken
cow2
Fish
fruit and jam
leek and other vegetables
Local
onions and pears
pig

tomatoes and radishes

wine

beans and cauliflower

chicken

cow2

Fish

fruit and jam

leek and other vegetables

Local

onions and pears

pig