Day 63- Learn felting

#56- Learn felting

This is one of those days that I’m glad there are no List Police.

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When I arranged to attend a craft night at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, I was so distracted by the real tacos and beer that were going to be offered that I failed to notice that the craft felt tacos we would be making were not actually “felted”, but were instead made with sheets of felt. For the two of you who know what this means, I just want you to know that I understand the difference.

But there are no List Police… so CHECK!

The Tacos & Beer craft night was led by local artist Billy Kheel. You can read about him and see some of his fantastic creations here. There is also a great write-up about him and his LA River project on KCRW’s Design & Architecture.

It was a fun idea. There were long tables set up on an outdoor patio, and a sort of “buffet line” where we picked up our taco templates, our felt, and our stuffing.

IMG_6911We could choose from different types of tacos: “carne asada”, “shrimp”, “mole”, or inexplicably, “rocket bomb” tacos.

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.12.18 AMOr we could make bottles or cans of beer.

FullSizeRender-10When we returned to our worktables, we had scissors, glue, needles, thread, and other items handy to complete our projects.

IMG_6920There was a real taco station and a bar set-up on the patio, Latin music was playing on the loudspeakers, and cheerful friendly people were working intently on their tacos. We sat next to two adorable UCLA law students who were taking some much needed “me” time.

I can’t remember the last time I sipped an Angel City Pilsner, while tapping my foot to bossanova while cutting a beer label out of felt. My friend, Erica, opted to go rogue and make an adorable huevos rancheros.

IMG_6926Photo and felt Huevos Rancheros kindly lent by Erica Privitelli

The world can come crashing down now if it wants, because tonight, for two hours, I cut up little squares of fabric and played with felt food that smiled back at me.

302 days to go!

 

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