I've noticed a few different places talking about needle felting lately such as Gingerbread Snowflakes. So I got a little kit to try it for myself.
Here's what is in the kit:
*White felt with design
*Seafoam & Dark Aqua roving
*Two felting needles
*Purple wool yarn
*White cotton thread
I watched a video from Living Felt to see how it was done. It is pretty easy and quick.
Here's how the piece looked after both colors are in
Here is what the back looks like with some of the fibers coming through.
And here is the finished product with the embroidery detail. (I also learned how to make a stem stitch and Finally made a French Knot). I don't know what I'll do with this piece yet but it was fun learning how to make it; adding another skill to my repertoire.
You did a fantastic job, Annette! Your butterfly is beautiful! I didn't even know there were kits like these available!ReplyDelete
There will be no stopping you now!!!
Thank you for letting me know and especially for posting it on the Flickr group. xoxoxoxox
Thanks for enticing me with your pictures.Delete
I love the butterfly Annette! I haven't tried felting yet, but it's on my list. Cute blog too!ReplyDelete
Thanks! It is always fun to try something new.Delete
This is gorgeous, Annette! I love how you added the embroidery detail. It really makes it pop.ReplyDelete
Thanks, the directions included how to do each stitch.Delete