Yesterday (at the time of this writing) we had a guest teacher. Carol shared all kinds of things she had made with needle felting. She led us through making a book mark and invited us to make another small project.
We used "craft felt" as the base for our needle felting applique'. I was all set to make a white snowflake on blue and at the last minute switched to yellow chick on orange. I used a canape' cutter as a form. The yellow and his little green eye are wool roving, needled into shape and his wing was a little snippet of pink woven wool fabric.
|Little Matryoshka, before and after embellishment|
When I came home from class, I rummaged around and found my green and pink knitted, then felted purse. I had started needle felting "craft felt" flowers and didn't much like the effect, so I put aside for another day.
|Knitted cording, chenille stem, darning needle. Save out enough for the loop!|
Yesterday afternoon, I finished it up with more flowers, leaves, and some vintage buttons. I didn't have a bunka brush to raise the nap on the acrylic flowers, so I used a toothbrush. I think next time, I will look to use a smaller gauge needle if I use acrylic felt again.
This morning, I made a dorset style button and applied the button loop. All done!
|Loved the idea but this was the worst written|
pattern I ever knitted. I made up half of it
and just took a chance.