Oh yeah, and I'm going to be teaching a class and a demo!! I'm going to be teaching a needle felting class, where we'll all create a beautiful felted scene, and then I'm going to be teaching a demo on how to create a felted bar of soap. That's where you wet felt wool around a bar of soap...it's like a wash cloth and soap all in one!
I'll be vending Purl & June soaps, lip balms, and lotion bars there as well. My aunt had the great idea to create a custom soap for the retreat. She suggested something beachy, since we're going to be on the beach. I thought that was a fabulous idea, so I started doing some planning.
I came up with something really special, and I cannot wait to bring it down there to show everyone!
I did some experimenting with colors and tried to create a beach sunset scene! I think it came out pretty well, especially for my first try! It's a Beach scent, which smells like warm sand, surf, and a hit of sunscreen. It really makes me want sunny days!
And today, since I was home (snow day, yay!) I spent some time making up needle felting kits for the class. I'll also have some for sale in the Etsy shop fairly soon.
I color coded the different needle sizes, since you can't tell just by looking at the needle which size it is.
Now the kits are just about finished.
Oh, and I recently did another needle felted scene. I was inspired by a picture someone posted on a fiber arts forum on Facebook. She dyed some yarn, using the picture for inspiration. Here's the picture she used:
And here is my needle felted version:
I guess I've been in beach mode since thinking about this retreat!