This week in our Painted Turtles group, we had a guest artist! Pat Bremner is a textile artist from Wellesley, Ontario. She showed us the art of needle felting, using natural wool, a needle, and a piece of sponge. Nature inspires many of Pat's pieces: trees, sunsets, flowers, birds, rainbows, water, and more.
Here she is by one of her pieces: Circles of Hope, a community project that brought many, many people together - each of them creating a circle for the tree.
Pat showed us some of her artwork, and encouraged us to experiment and let our hands and hearts lead the way.
So we set off to work!
And here are some of our creations:
Below is a project that we worked on together - everyone added a felted circle to our own tree of hope.
Thank you, Pat, for your inspirational visit! I'm sure many of us will be felting away the cold winter months this year.
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play