Monday, May 20, 2013

Hat Ornament

I know, we usually do not wear woolens on the spring and summer, but with felting you can make cute ornaments or accents, like the felted flower for this straw garden hat!  When I make felted flowers, I usually try to make all the petals from one continuous hank of wool, twisted and needled into the flower shape.  Then I needle in the contrasting center and any other color accents.  This makes for a sturdier flower, one that will never loose its petals!
Happy needlin'!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's In a Name?

Will I need to change the name of this blog?

I have been experimenting with wet felting, with a goal of making creations that are combinations of wet felting, needle felting, and, perhaps embroidery and beading.  The top photo is a wet-felted fabric background, upon which I am going to needle felt.  Wet-felted fabrics are firmer than needle-felted ones, and might be more suitable for botanical compositions (not sure).  Wet felting uses water, soap, agitation and pressure to make fabric...

...or objects, like these future beads for a necklace.

Will post as soon as the backing is dry and needle felted!
Till then..... have fun with all things fiber!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Next class!

I need students for my "fast and furious" needle felting weekend intensive class, May 18 and 19 (shorter afternoon session on Sunday).  Please pass this along to any crafty friends! We have a blast!  Register at: