Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, the Fiber Guild met to decorate its tree for the Festival of Trees. First the tree had to be assembled. The pole was hot-glued into the stand and then each piece of the pole was secured with hot glue to keep the trees stable during transport to the display area and to the buyer's desired location.
The group started assembling and collecting handmade decorations after the first of the year. We held a meeting in April to felt ornaments. Each member was also asked to make at least three additional ornaments. I made a red bird and several mini stockings from scrap sock yarn. The variety of ornaments everyone made is amazing.
Some of the ornaments were simple and others quite elaborate.
These poinsettias were knit and then felted by one of the members. They were stunning as were the lacy snowflakes. The garland and each ornament needed to be secured to the tree with wire to prevent them from falling off during transport.
A lady in my knitting group hand-felts Santas. She teaches classes for large felted Santas each year. Check out the garland, too. One of the members made enough for the entire tree. It was super soft.
Whoever purchases the Fiber Guild tree will have a wealth of homemade treasures.