February 27 & 28, 2009
"Needle Felting A Gnome"
I just taught another "Needle Felting A Gnome" class. I had five very
happy and creative students. This was the first class that I taught that no
one stuck themselves with their felting needles- They each deserve an
award. When I begin to teach I always talk about the safe use of felting
needles- how they should always stick their felting needles into their foam
pads in an upright position when they are not using them or are distracted
by talking to someone else. This time there was no washing their wound
with soap and water, no antibiotic ointment and no bandaids on their stuck
fingers- Hooray. I'm so proud of each one of these students.
From left to right- Louise Cisco, Orie Montgomery,
Dottie Millington, Micki Donch, Grace Johnson
Louise Cisco and Orie Montgomery - Their gnomes are coming to life.
Grace Johnson -
Their gnomes are
Micki and her needle felted gnome family
Micki's mama, papa and babies - needle felted gnomes.
Micki Donch took my two gnome classes. In the first class- November 14 & 16, 2008 she
made the papa gnome. In this class she made a mama and her babies. I decided to take
a picture of her gnome family and put them together. I just couldn't resist. She wants to
take another class and add to this wonderful, colorful and creative family of her gnomes.
Left to right - Grace, Louise, Maurine, Micki, Dottie, Orie holding their gnomes
Mama gnome and her family