From time to time I am asked if I run courses on making felted fleece rugs.
Last year I pondered hosting courses here on our smallholding. The trouble is, I wasn’t sure how I would best be able do this because the method I use to make these rugs is quite time consuming. Each rug is carefully constructed putting locks into place little by little. As you can see if you click here, one rug takes about a week to make.
As I was pondering what to do, our friendly virus made an appearance, hmm I thought, what to do? Then my brain clicked into gear, why don’t I offer a downloadable course that people can learn do in their own time?
So I got to work, and fast-forward a few months …
I am happy to announce to you fabulous crafty folk who love all things sheepie, that I have just uploaded a course and it is available to order from our shop!! Click here for more info 😊
I’ve been working on this for quite a while as you can see from the videos, I filmed myself at work in the height of summer, midges and all. Seems like a long time ago now as I look out of the window at the autumn drizzle.
Once I’d written the instructions I wanted to test them out on a willing victim so I sent them to a pal in Australia along with the videos. I’m very happy to report that the instructions apparently make sense. My friend made a fabulous rug and has since made a few more, (perhaps I should mention that it’s quite addictive)!
Happy my instructions worked, I couldn’t wait to get them uploaded and available to the whole wide world. But I was stopped in my tracks by Adrian (hubs) who suggested editing them. “Hmph” I thought, “how annoying, I’m sure they’re fine and won’t need a re-read”. Well Adrian wasn’t going to let it go – I suspect he wanted to make the most of this opportunity and get his own back on me for me scribbling zillions of notes and drawing silly faces all over the smallholding book he wrote last year and the dog book he is in the middle of writing now.
Sure enough, back came my pretty booklet, all covered in scribbles. I had to admit though, once I’d deciphered the hieroglyphics masquerading as handwriting, I was secretly pleased Adrian had offered his editing services as I was shocked to realise there were a lot of typos lurking, not to mention some rather dubious grammar.
Well since then I’ve made the final changes and we’ve put everything into a zip file and made it available at long last.
If any of you order the course and make a rug I would love to hear from you, please include photos of your creations! I can’t wait to see already!