Flextextiles spent yesterday in the gorgeous working space of Know How You (KHY) in Beckenham, with 10 enthusiastic students who had never felted before.
They brought along lots of felt samples and books to show the versatility of the medium and get people inspired, highlighted in this great photo.
“I totally enjoyed this class, you probably can tell by the look on my proud face! When I first saw the little pots on display I thought “Gorgeous, but Kim’s an artist what hope have I got!”. I’m so chuffed that all the class ended up with such lovely take homes. It’s not a sit back and relax class, there’s a lot of “pulling and massaging” that goes on to get those fibres to stick together. And Wow! so interesting with Kim passing on her “Know How”.
“My mum, Pat, who has Alzheimer’s, really enjoyed the session too. Finding activities that she can do whilst still mixing with other adults is so rewarding. That evening she asked if she could sign up for more classes, bless – so watch out Kim, Pat will be back for the Corsage workshop on 29th April. At the end of the day I have a little piece of creativity that is Mum’s own design and made by her own hands. Something to treasure. And for me, I was really able to click off and enjoy the day at the studio with a lovely bunch of ladies.”