Sunday, January 22, 2012

Needle Felting





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
*Foam block
*Purple wool yarn
*White cotton thread
*Embroidery needle
*Instruction sheet


 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.

6 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job, Annette! Your butterfly is beautiful! I didn't even know there were kits like these available!

    There will be no stopping you now!!!

    Thank you for letting me know and especially for posting it on the Flickr group. xoxoxoxox

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    1. Thanks for enticing me with your pictures.

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  2. I love the butterfly Annette! I haven't tried felting yet, but it's on my list. Cute blog too!

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    1. Thanks! It is always fun to try something new.

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  3. This is gorgeous, Annette! I love how you added the embroidery detail. It really makes it pop.

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    1. Thanks, the directions included how to do each stitch.

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