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Felted Flapper Hat, Designer Studio Lou Lou

In art, art of felting, Blogroll, crocheted hat, Felted Flapper Hat, felting, felting project, Felting Tutorials, wearable art, wet felting, Wool Hat on October 23, 2007 at 8:48 pm

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Designing is what I enjoy the most. Repetition is not something that I take pleasure in. Looking at the latest extreme fashions is one of my weaknesses and I love trendy clothing and accessories that are featured in magazines like Vogue and W. You can’t help but fall in love with something new or an vintage style that is new again, like the flapper hats. When I came across the hat pictured I knew I had to try my hand at designing one similar. This is my design and I really like it. I crocheted it in fingering wool on a small hook in single crochet and then felted it. The feathers are somewhat different from the designer hat, but I believe they work.

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Five Felted Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate

In art, art of felting, Blogroll, crocheted pumpkins, Felted Pumpkin, felting, felting project, Felting Tutorials, Five Felted Pumpkins, Five Felted Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate, Halloween Craft, Holiday Decor, Yarn site on October 13, 2007 at 4:54 pm

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I just had to make The Five Little Pumpkins. These are crocheted, felted, stuffed, wet felted stems and then needle felted. I even made the wire gate and ended up with black sore hands. After suffering for the sake of my craft, I finally put on gloves and that helped. LOL The base is the foam pipe cover the I needle felted some brown roving over. The acorns came from my yard and the fall leaves I borrowed from a wreath. The spider webs are hot glue.

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.

The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”

The second one said,”There are witches in the air.”

The third one said, “But we don’t care.”

The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”

The fifth one said, “We’re ready for some fun.”

Then “OOOOOO” went the wind and out went the lights,

And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

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In art, Blogroll, cobweb felting, Digital Art, Felting Tutorials, Knitting, Photography on October 7, 2007 at 2:54 pm

Felted Halloween 🙂

Felted Spider Web Coasters

In art, art of felting, Blogroll, Felted Spider Web Coasters, felting, felting project, Felting Tutorials, needle felting on October 7, 2007 at 12:29 am

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I love these coasters because they absorb the moisture off of glasses so the drink does not stick to the coaster and fall off the drink when you pick it up. I got the spider web shape off the better Home’s and Garden web site which also allows you to Download the free pattern for this project, but my method in creating them ends here. Another great thing about these coasters is that they are completely washable. I used the pattern and cut four out of a heavy wool felting. Then I took white wool yarn and needle felted the yarn to the wool. My intent was to follow the webbing pattern on the webs, but soon bored (not an asset) with this and began doing my own thing and I am happy I did because they are all different. I am going to make some for Thanksgiving, Christmas or just to match my décor in some form or another.

Felted Bat

In art, art of felting, felted bat, felting project, Felting Tutorials, Halloween Craft, needle felting on October 2, 2007 at 9:27 pm

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I used dark brown roving for the bat. I formed the body somewhat like a mouse. I cut the wings from needle felted roving which as like a fabric once felted. The body is formed and dimensional,

so I simply had to needle the wings onto the back of the bat. I needled the eyes into the head. OUCH!

COBWEB Felted Ghost

In art, art of felting, Blogroll, cobweb felting, Felted Ghost, felting, felting project, Felting Tutorials, Halloween Craft, Holiday Decor, Nuno Felting, roving, Trends on October 2, 2007 at 5:14 pm

I have really been getting into this Halloween thing.  Everyday a new idea comes to me and I have to try it.  Today it is the cobweb felted ghost with a pictorial tutorial. 

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1.  Cut a piece of thin cheese cloth into about a 10 inch square.   Then lay it onto a bamboo sushi mat.  I used an off white roving and pulled it and sparingly placed it horizontally on the mat.  2.     Next place the roving vertically over the horizontal roving; it should be somewhat sparse because this is cobweb felting. 3.     Next sprinkle some soap on it and drizzle hot water over the entire surface.4.     Roll up the sushi mat and roll a few minutes and then turn the piece on the mat and roll again until you have a spidery looking fabric.  5.     Rinse in cold water and roll in towel until damp.6.     Take a piece of loose batting and form a ball.7.     Drape the cobweb fabric over the ball and tie securely to form the neck.8.     Use a dark roving like brown or black, needle felt the eye sockets in.9.     Tie a piece of yarn for the hanger and needle felt it into the top of the head. 10.  Fluff out the draping and you now have an adorable ghost.  I hope this is clear?  If you have any questions please ask.  🙂 Regards, Linda

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