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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Felted Hanging Treasures
You know about my current fascination with felting. It started with wet felting and has progressed to needle felting. In fact, adding some interesting needle felted fibers to my wet felted wool balls has been on my mind a lot lately.
So the kids helped me wet and needle felt some wool balls and wool "dreadlocks" that I could cut into felted beads. Then I pulled out a delicious bag of exotic, brightly colored fibers that I've had sitting in my stash.
I needle felted my first word onto one of the balls, to give to my swap partner. It was easier than I thought. Just took a little patience and a few drops of blood (luckily none of it got on the wool!)
Then, using fishing line and adding some glass beads, I strung together two ornaments with the felted balls and felted beads.
They turned out even better than I expected. The colors of the wool and the beads was just beautiful together.
I knew they were going to good homes, but I still felt a little sad when I carefully packaged them up. Good thing, I've still got a stash of felted goodies left. I think it's apparent I will be making more.
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