Felting Fun, Fresh Eggs and A Cornish Hedge

18 Mar

1    Last week I taught my lovely friend how to embroider and this week she has taught me how to felt a picture and what a delightful morning we had! I took with me a photo of one of our favourite places, Porthcurno Beach, and learned how to build up the felting to create the  picture.

Porthcurno taken from The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno taken from The Minack Theatre

I still have to add some embroidery, but for a first attempt, I am really pleased and so was my teacher!

My first attempt at felting

My first attempt at felting

2   Their hens are laying again so I came away with a half dozen beautiful eggs, two of which, the big blue ones, we had poached on Bubble and Squeak for our supper – delicious!

3   Driving home up the lanes, I was able to stop to take a photo of this gorgeous Cornish hedge. I love Primroses!

Primroses in the hedge

Primroses in the hedge


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16 responses to “Felting Fun, Fresh Eggs and A Cornish Hedge

  1. linda

    June 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Just came across this while I was hoping to book a felting course on holiday next week in Cornwall. We are staying just overlooking Porth Curno and the Minack so if you know of anything going on next week or your friend is interested in teaching me I would love to meet up and participate. By the way the pic is a great result😊

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Glad you like my first attempt! I have passed your message on to my friend this morning. You will love Porthcurno! I hope there is a production at The Minack that you will be able to see. I’ll get back to you here as soon as I hear from N. 🙂

    • linda

      June 23, 2015 at 6:58 am

      Staying at Driftwood overlooking the beautiful bay and The Minack enjoying the wonderful scenery and marvellous walking. Hope to hear some positive news re felting thank you Linda

      • mybeautfulthings

        July 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        Very sorry not to have replied sooner, just found this in the spam folder. I didn’t hear back from N but know that she had family down all last week. Are you still in Cornwall? Very glad you have been enjoying our beautiful county. 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

    loved all of your events today!…will have to read about the felting…Yours is quite beautiful!…and i know your friends will recognize the site!

  3. whichwaynow101

    March 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful things indeed! Don’t know anything about felting but your picture is lovely!

  4. calvin

    March 19, 2015 at 1:40 am

    I know diddly of felting, does one felt like one makes paper? Paper I have made paper.

    Dinning scenario.
    “That looks delicious”.
    “Stop, don’t eat that”. “I have to take a picture”.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      I haven’t made paper so I don’t know how similar the process is though I think they both involve water and some pressure to blend the fibres.
      You are so right about the dining scenario! The lovely Mr S is very patient! 🙂

  5. creativityandfamily

    March 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    The felting picture is brilliant, I look forward to seeing it with the embroidery! I have really enjoyed the little bit of felting I have done and I am itching to do a bit more 3d needle felting! There is something so satisfying about making something out of what is basically bits of fluff!!
    The hedge is so pretty, I too love primroses, they sum up spring to me. Sharon x

  6. Susan L.

    March 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I love your life! You’re involved in so many wonderful things, and I enjoy seeing the beautiful photos you share.

  7. Mama Cormier

    March 18, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I felted a scarf for myself a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed the process but I did it in a large studio and my friend M had all the supplies that I needed to make it. I’d love to make more but I need M to offer another class. I’d love to see your picture after you’ve embroidered it. My sister lives on a farm and I’ve been trying to convince her to raise a few chickens for the eggs. They own 4 cows (not milking variety), 4 horses, 50 + sheep, 4 dogs and 22 cats but her husband doesn’t like chickens. No fresh eggs for me. I also thought she should sheer the sheep for the wool but apparently the quality of wool from their sheep is not good enough. Too bad because she used to be quite the knitter.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you for this lovely long comment. Felting is fun isn’t it? Very satisfying and really quite easy to get an okay result. I still haven’t embroidered my picture, Ben too busy, but I do still intend to. Shame your sister’s sheep don’t have good enough fleece. It would have Ben good to use their wool. I didn’t realise that wool differed so much….
      If chickens didn’t scratch up the garden so much, I would love to have some – for the entertainment value as well as the delicious fresh eggs. 🙂

  8. ladysighs

    March 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    The felting looks like so much fun. What a great picture for it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      It was great fun. I’d like to do some more. 🙂

  9. Hil

    March 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    When I was teaching I had a wonderful TA who went on a felting course and over the years we did some amazing felting with the children. It really is a wonderful thing to do , in fact Sally I have some wools ready for the grandchildren. I really like your picture.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you! It was very satisfying to learn something new and to have such a swift result. Now to start the embroidery embellishments.
      I like the idea of doing it with the grandchildren when they are a bit older. How old are yours?
      Hope you and yours are all well and happy. xx


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