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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Felting

This last week we had a young woman teach us how to felt with wool. I have seen projects that are felted and even had bought some wool and some felting needles to try it out, but had never got around to it.  The wool comes like this in a variety of colors and then you get a felting needle to carry out the felting.

I bought a brush like this but that night we used a large chunk of foam to poke the felting needles in. This is a multiple felting needle but for my project I just used a single needle. The process is accomplished by making the shape that you want by poking the needle into the felt multiples of times until the felt sticks together on itself and will make the shape that you want. The needles are very sharp and have a little barb on the end that catches the wool and causes the wool to felt.

This is what I decided to make and yes, it is kind of primitive and I wasn't sure what I was doing, but you can tell what it is, right? It was kind of relaxing to do as long as you watched out where your fingers were and didn't poke a hole in the wrong place.



I looked up these images on Pinterest and found these cute little owls and decided maybe I should have felted mine a little tighter.













It was a good experience to see how the felting is accomplished.

He is kind of cute though.

Here are some more pictures of felted items that I found on Pinterest.

Too bad I didn't see this one when I was trying to make mine! This one is adorable.

This one looks a little spooky to me, it almost looks real. Great felting! It was a fun skill to learn and I will now have to try some more projects. Have a great week!!

15 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Donene! I just saw your post on Motivated Monday. How creative you are! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Donene .... its inspirational I too pinned some felt project and wants to do some ... soon have a trip to market for felt and try something... the bear is very cute ...
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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic post! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Emreen said...

The owl has turned out great ... !!

Becolorful said...

This is something I have seen and never knew how to do. I would love to give it a try. I appreciate that you showed us that there is a bit of a learning curve to this artform but I think you are doing a wonderful job here. Thanks so much for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

Casa De Luna said...

I think you did a pretty good job for your first try. It seems like felting has a lot of possibilities.

Trish said...

I have never tried felting before but it looks so neat. I would love for you to link up to my party and share with my readers. http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

Lisa said...

I've been dying to try felting because I love all the little animals. Yours came out great!

michele said...

ohhh the last one's my favorite. not spooky, just charming. i love needle felting too when i can find time.

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pinkundine said...

That looks like lots of fun :) I've never tried needle felting but you may have inspired me to give it a go!

Voie de Vie said...

I like your blue owl! It's a great first felting attempt. I think many first needle felters attempt birds on their first try.

And those first Pinterest owls are way too cute.

Melissa Plank said...

Very cute, you did a great job first time out of the shoot! Felting little figures is trickier than it looks.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love your owl. I tried needle felting and it's just not for me but I adore all of the projects I see. I love Pininterest. I'm just starting to use it...and it's addictive.

Jami said...

Hi Donene! Your felt owl is really sweet! Felting is something I'd like to try, too...I just love the look! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Trish said...

That little owl looks so soft! Thank you so much for sharing this at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

-Trish @ Mom On Timeout
http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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