I know GalGael in Glasgow-Ibrox for 6 years and I love this place! Here people are trained in traditional crafts, boats are built and an open hearted community is created over many years.
I am a wool craft volunteer in GalGael, joining the clan on most Thursday late afternoons till late.
In February and March I facilitated 2 felt workshops on Fridays for participants of the "JOURNEY ON" program.
It was good fun and everybody went home with a mostly colourful self made item from felted wool.
During the first workshop the participants learned about the basics of wet felting and applied it. They created a firmly felted solid ball or stone shaped item and a flat felt from colourful fluffy sheep's wool.
|Firmly felted balls and stones|
|Colourful flat felts|
|Seamless pouches and more balls and flat felts|
Good fun to make the pouches firm and strong by banging them on the table. Yes, that helps!
To find out more about Galgael, please check out their website: www.galgael.org