It seems so strange writing about autumn sitting in shorts and t-shirt with the windows wide open!
There are a few rusty coloured crispy leaves being swept around the garden and on a recent park stroll I loudly crunched beech nut husks under foot. The sun, although beautifully hot, disappers quickly in the evening...so autumnal signs are all around...
For Being Creative this month (well September...like autumn I am a bit sluggish)..I have made two iconic forms using wet and needle felting..
I have made wet and needlefelted balls before and will be doing so again soon.
Its difficult to make a conker from fuzzy wooly felt as it loses its silky sheen somewhat, this one is made from shetland wool which makes it extra hairy!
The hot weather has been great but not condusive to drying constricted felty balls, which I usually do on the radiator...this pumkin has been basking in the sun, hanging in a bag on the line, lounging in the airing cupboard and today I resorted to roasting it in the oven!
It is also made with shetland tops and merino with some silk sari fibres thrown in, which can be seen close up!
RW Junior enjoyed unclamping the elastic bands and seeing its finished shape.
I'm looking forward to more signs of autumn, warming soup and stews, vibrant tones and colours, the smell of bonfires and scrunching rustling leaves underfoot.