Archive for July, 2011
To needle felt this cute kitten we will need a little sliver, colorful wool – orange, beige and white (for the tail tip and cheeks), pink (for the nose) and dark-green (for the eyes), a sponge, and needles. This toy is an improvisation – we won’t make any patterns and sketches. Trust your experience and imagination. If you are the beginner in needle felting, you may sketch the parts of the kitten’s body – it will be easier for you to felt them. At first, take a little sliver and make a ball from it. Now start felting the body, but don’t forget to mark preliminary the neck of the kitten. Continue felting. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you going to have a wedding? Congratulations! You are so happy! But what can make your wedding special? Of course the little trifles which, when taken together, create the whole image of your wedding ceremony.
So, let’s start creating these little wedding cake toppers with our own hands. All we need for it are: the needles, the sliver of three colors (white, blue and black) and a sponge. Pieces of white colored wool must be the biggest as we need it to create our little birds. So we take white sliver and divide it into two almost equal parts, but still one part must be a little bigger. Now we put the first piece of wool on a sponge and felt the ball with the help of our needles. Read the rest of this entry »
Mankind is interested in an intellectual and aesthetic game called “hobby” long enough. We are ready to give our best talents and golden moments of life just for it. Only enthusiastic person can individually adjust a world around himself in a wonderful and cheerful mood, full of new meanings, images and associations.
Fascination with felting is an art, which dazzles a man by its variety, wonderful possibility to be applied in different fields of our life, for instance in construction field, in music, in technical field, and certainly, in contemporary culture and handicraft. Today felt became a popular subject for art. Read the rest of this entry »
When you have got a child you spend a lot of time playing with him and immersing in childish world of cognition. From time to time attentive parents think over the new entertainment for their child, putting aside standard toys, dolls and motor cars for the kids. They try to infatuate the kids’ attention with something new, more interesting and cognitive. And in this case ordinary games, bought in the shops, might be substituted for mysterious toys made off the needle felting by you and your child’s hands.
This is a perfect opportunity for a child to be infatuated with a game and to be acquainted with the craft of felting. Thus, making toys and different animals within some period, a child may gather an amazing wonderful collection of puppets for his own puppet theater. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone obviously knows what felting means. It is quite tightly felted wool. But not everyone knows what can be made off it. Meanwhile, a felt is a cloth with rather wide range capabilities for realization of any idea. The felting process is rather tedious, but the result might surpass even the most fantastic expectations.
People practice several techniques of felting and one of them is shibori felting technique, which attracts anybody’s attention by its magnificence. The shibori felting technique requires a pattern, a drawing, which is attained by the method of push broaching and felting. Actually, shibori is a Japanese word that means a drawing, obtained through batching-up and push broaching. The shibori felting technique is used basically in batiks: a picture is attained due to linkage beads – nodular batiks. A picture might be absolutely different: starting from asterisks and coils up to specifically conceived pictures. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a good statement: “Everything new is well forgotten old”. And felting is a bright example of this statement. Needle felting is not a complicated type of hand craft, which allows making delightful pieces of art from the wool fiber.
Since ancient times people use felting as the most effective method of making clothes. The legend says that the first felted cover appeared in Noah’s Ark during the Great Flood when all the animals, as well as sheep, were gathered in one place. Sheep’s wool fell on the floor, got wet and was trampled down by sheep for several times. When sheep left the Ark, on the place where they’ve standing a beautiful woolly cover remained. Read the rest of this entry »
It may be difficult to make a really good bag, especially if you do it at first time. So here you are some useful tips how to avoid troubles. Of course you can follow this advices or not, it is your own decision, but if you just read it, you won’t loose anything. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are tired of felting different toys, bags and other ordinary things, you should try to make a rowan tree branch. It can be used as décor on your clothes or bags or it can be a part of decoration at home. To make the branch more picturesque, you can felt a bullfinch and place them together. In general, this branch is just the beginning and you may use your fantasy as you wish to make it more interesting. The process of making a rowan tree branch is not very long and difficult. You can do it in the evening, for example, while watching a TV.
To make the branch you will need the following materials: Read the rest of this entry »