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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!

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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My Felted Pumpkin

In art, art of felting, Felted Pumpkin, felting, felting project, Halloween Craft, Holiday Decor, roving on September 29, 2007 at 8:38 pm

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This is my felted pumpkin.  I took a hunk of loose wool batting and then three shades of orange and a couple of shades of brown roving’s.  First, I started rolling the batting into itself to form a ball. With another hunk I wrapped in the other direction.   Next, with all the oranges and a little brown roving I pulled them into an inch or so wide strips.  Finding what I considered to be the centers of my ball, top and bottom and using a felting needle I punched the end of the strip into the bottom center and then wrapped it completely around the ball to the top, repeating the needle felting and back to the bottom.  I blended the colors as I moved around the now magical pumpkin.  Once all the all the ends were fixed I began to needle felt the entire pumpkin smoothing as I went. At one point I thought of wet felting and decided “NOT” As I worked, more ideas took shape on how to form and make this an awesome pumpkin.   I used a heavier needle and began felting in the edges to make it look realistic.  Constantly shaping the pumpkin with my hands as I went along and here is a perfect pumpkin. 

Now it was onto the stem and leaves.  I took brown, burnt orange, orange and grey-brown and layered strips of colors together and then wet felt the stem.   For the stem I used soap and warm water and rolled the roving between my palms.  At one point I doubled it because it got to thin.  I raised it in cold water and rolled it in a towel.  Not waiting for it to dry I needled it into the top of the pumpkin and shaped it.  The leaves are needle felted with crisscrossed roving in several of the above colors.  Once I needle felted them enough to make a good piece of fabric I cut out the leaves and needled the ends of the leaves into the top of this cute pumpkin.  That’s all folks! LOL

Felting, Koi and 85 Degrees

In about me, art, art of felting, Blogroll, felted purse, felting, felting project, purse, roving on September 21, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Today in Ohio, it is in the 80’s and I decided I had to felt and get the items outside to dry plus take some pictures near my Koi pond. So I have to show you some pictures of my Pond and Koi and I want to point out that some of the guys are 2 feet long.   As soon as I walked out they know food is near and it you have ever feed Koi, you know what that means.  They gobbled everything up in a sec and still wanted more.  If I over feed these guys that pond get cloudy.  We try to feed them well during the summer months because they have to stay out during the freezing winter months.   We keep a pump going during the winter and there is always a hole where the water runs in so they get oxygen.

Now back to felting.   I did several small projects today and they are dry and ready for completion.   I finished up a felted Business Card Case and I love it.  No better way to show the world that you are a felter than slipping you card out of a felted holder.  This holder can carry 25 or more cards and just screams “I am felted” and what better way for a crafter to show their work. 

Pictured below are pictures of my pond, Koi and project.   My faithful Buda is one of my favorite models. LOL

 

Felted Fruit Bowl

In art, art of felting, felted bowl, felting, felting project, roving on August 26, 2007 at 5:29 pm

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Hi all,

I created this wool felted bowl out of roving and wool felt on the outside.  My technique is my own and I would not suggest it J I will be doing another bowl using the Nuno Felt method.

Shibori Felting Technique Wall Hanging

In about me, art, art of felting, felting, felting project, Shibori Felting Techniques, Wall Art, Wall Decor on August 26, 2007 at 4:56 pm

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Carol knits up sample sections in wool and I look at these knitted lengths and try come up with something remarkable.  Well folks, I think I did it with this.  I had the pebbles, large and small in a candle arrangement.  I carefully, used tiny rubber bands wrapped and secured the pebbles in the wool.   It then went into my Wonder Washer with a hat I had crocheted to be felted.  It made a bit of a racket as the pebbles got tossed around.   I wanted to keep a close eye on the hat because I’d over felted the last one I had knitted.  When I’d pulled the hat out I noticed I had lost some pebbles.  Removing the pebble relief I replaced some of the pebbles and restarted my felting. 

The finished hat was not perfect in size but it is good enough and the relief piece dipping wet look very interesting.  I got as much water as I could out and hung it outside the drip.  It was still not dry in the morning but I used my hair dryer.   I did not want to make another purse so I decided on a wall hanging.  I removed the rubber bands and then needle felted the matching wool yarn into the felting piece using straight lines and a scrolling effect.  I am thrilled with it and hope Carol is as well!  I have one other sample knitted with Alpaca yarn she gave me to create something out of.  Hum, I wonder what it will become.  Carol is an amazing knitter . . .  Check out her blog for some of our other joint efforts.  There are some cool purses from Carol’s sample knits that I finished off.

Buda With Purses

In art, art of felting, beading, felted purse, felting, felting project, Leather, purse, roving on August 24, 2007 at 4:23 pm

He looks adorable 🙂

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