Saturday, July 21, 2007

Now to needle felting

Over on flickr you can see the stuff I knitted for Hrefna and Finnur's babies.

I also have another side project. In the Interweave Felt special issue magazine there was an article on needle felting with cookie cutters. I just had to try it.

Needle felting and cookie cutters

There is what I´ve done so far. I like the butterfly the best and the teddy bears aren´t finished yet. It was amazing to see the difference in how the yarn felted. The white is merino and it almost felted just by looking at it while the colored fleece took a lot more stabbing (that's what you do, you stab the wool with the needle).

What I´ve got so far

Here is a google search on needle felting.

It's a fun thing to try, just to try something different.


Rebecca said...

Those are very fun! What do you do with them, do you sew them onto a felted bag or something?

I agree, needle felting is fun.

Sonja said...

Couple of them are going to be Christmas ornaments.

Good idea about decorating felted bags. But I would needle felt it to the bag and not sew it.

I might do some decorations to hang on the wall. Dunno. Or make cards perhaps