Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Felting Rainbows & Butterflies

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#9

The felting was fast and furious for Fair this Summer!

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#5

It started with petting the luscious rainbow wool that I had bought ages ago from The Rainbow Room.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#3

Peelu decided to do a rainbow (surprise, surprise) and she started the blue sky background by rubbing some blue and white together with the bubble wrap inside of a mailing envelope (are we cheap or what?)

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#1

Some crazy scrubbing ensued.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#4

But we got some felt going.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#6

Then the rainbow colors had to be chosen.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#7

She laid them on first.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#8

Added some clouds.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#9

Then she poured hot, soapy water over the roving to try and set it in place.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#10

More hot, soapy water.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#12

Give it a good pat down, squishing through the water.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#13

Break out the bubble wrap again and vigorously rub, all the while making sure everything stays in place.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#14

Roll, roll, roll it up.  We don't eat sushi so that is actually an old bamboo place mat we had to help roll it up and aid in friction.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#15

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#16

Then unroll to check it out and see if everything is felting and sticking together.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#17

Then back at it.......

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#18

Vigorous rubbing made the pictures extra blurry!

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#19

Then a rinse in cold water.

Summer Wet Felting: Rainbow#21

Let dry and then marvel at your beautifully colored felt rainbow!!

M's wet felted rainbow

 Then grab a butterfly shaped cookie cutter and start punching away with the needles.
Summer Needle Felting: Butterfly #2

Then punch some more and some more and some more and just keep going....it takes a while!
Summer Needle Felting: Butterfly #2
 Eventually it resembles a butterfly. But who really cares when the wool is so scrumptious!! M's Needle Felted Butterfly

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