Anyone who’s even been to one of my classes knows that, sometimes, often, I bang on about how mistakes are the only way we learn.
Well, I’ve just proved my own point and I’ll explain why.
Last week, at one of my favourite charity shops, I found some really beautiful vintage crewel wool. (I don’t know what that is, please explain someone?)
I thought it would be perfect for the bees and for the landscape pictures I’m teaching at The Brewhouse Theatre soon.
Today, working on Bee53, I thought I’d use some for the wings. Now, my logical brain knew it wouldn’t work, not THROUGH firmly felted wool – too tough, too dense.
Surprise, surprise, the yarn snapped- d’oh and duuuuh!!!
But look at the result…I love the way the wings are floating in the air.
Will I keep them like this?
Are they finished?
Can I recreate it?
Who knows, but it’ll be fun finding out.
So, children, adults, makers, artists etc – let’s make mistakes. Do share!