Tuesday, July 27, 2010
When I saw some photos on-line at Spin or Dye with these cool felted balls cut in half....I knew that this would be a project for Hot Rod. So, after the robots were done and Lil' Mermaid finished her felted puppet. I introduced Hot Rod to making felted geodes - combining his love of felting with his love of rock collecting (specifically geodes).
We started just by wet felting some balls, adding different colors for different layers - with the intention of seeing these layers after we cut the ball in half.
We also decided to experiment more with the needle felting and I showed him how to do it.
Personally, I never have been as good of a wet felter as Ross and the kids are, so I like the addition of needle felting over your wet felt ball, especially if you want to add some cool spirals and lines of color on the balls.
After we had some balls made, we could hardly wait to let them dry and cut them open. We waited for the next day (we could have also thrown them into the washer and dryer). Then we carefully cut them open. I had read somewhere to use an electric knife, but we don't have one. I just sharpened up our big kitchen knife and we went to work.
The turned out SO cool!
We are SO making these again!