You may have noticed that after items are felted, they are embroidered. Errta brought us all yarn that had been spun from the camel's wool, usually taken from the hair on the underside of the camel's neck. My classmates thought I should use some white thread to embroider my felt, but camels don't come in white. No problem for these incredible women. One woman whipped out cream roving from her own sheep and passed it to Anna, who kindly ran over to the spinning wheel and spun yarn for my project right then and there!
At the end of our weekend workshop, one of the participants dressed in Mongolian boots and clothing and played a beautiful instrument from Mongolia. We all stood while he offered a toast, thanking our instructor and her translator for their many kindnesses. He felted the hat on his head during the workshop.
All in all, a very special weekend!