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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Felt like trying...

Oh dear, I'm getting worse, I'm sorry. It was a bit too good to resist!

I've seen so many beautiful felted things, applique and 3d gorgeous things. I have a small amount of roving and needle, but just hadn't got around to trying it yet, I think I was a bit worried about not doing it right - the greatest reason ever not to try something... grrr...

I was feeling a bit off colour yesterday so darling husband bought me a little felting kit, a wee birdie (he knows I love birds). I set to with needle and roving, everything was supplied in the kit



It all fitted on a tray on my lap, so I could stay wrapped up on the sofa to keep warm





 It wasn't without it's dangers and craft related injuries soon appeared



 There are tiny barbs on the felting needle, so a bit ouchie when I stabbed myself, especially the fourth time, yes it took 4 times to learn my lesson...




It was very repetitive and took quite a while, but as with anything repetitive, it was also therapeutic.


making a wing


It just took some patience, but I found it rewarding watching the wool change from something loose to a firm shaped object.

My birdie





Not perfect, but I'm happy with how it turned out and amazed at the process and how the change happened.



I'm looking forward to trying something else.

Take care
xxx

28 comments:

  1. Very pretty. That's one craft I've not tried. Looks rather dangerous to me!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  2. Wow! I'm impressed! I always imagine felting to be very difficult to do.Your birdie is lovely, is that your first attempt?

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    1. Thank you, it was the first time and very easy. I'm looking forward to doing some more xx

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  3. Oh that is just gorgeous - clever you !
    Hope you're feeling better today.
    Kate x

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  4. Your very good at felting, your little bird is very cute x

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  5. What fun! I've never tried needle felting but you make it look easy. x

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  6. Well I fail to see any imperfections, all I see is a perfect, beautiful bird. You obviously have a previously undiscovered talent for needle felting! I look forward to seeing more. xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to doing some more xx

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  7. He's adorable! I would love to try felting too but I think I'd probably lose a finger. :)

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  8. That's so cute. I have a bird needle felting kit too but haven't got around to it yet. I suffer from the same annoying trait too though of worrying things won't turn out right :( Hope you're feeling better. x

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    1. It is annoying isn't it! Do try though, it's quite rewarding xx

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  9. Looks like fun - one to try in the future...

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  10. Wow! For your first time, it looks so pro! I really want to try needle felting...I'll make sure I add plasters to my supply list ;-) It definitely looks worth all the blood, sweat...but hopefully no tears! Chrissie x

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    1. No tears, just having to be careful not to get blood on anything, perhaps you'll be more careful than me xx

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  11. It's so cute. Eleanor had a similar bird kit bought for her for her birthday and she really enjoyed making it. I too was surprised how the change happened.

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  12. I adore that little bird!!

    Leanne xx

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  13. It is gorgeous, despite the injuries along the way. I have been doing a great deal of bleeding lately too, very annoying especially as it keeps going over the fabric, grrr. I really love what you did and it is clear that perseverance pays off. xoxo

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  14. Oh yes, I've been injured too in the quest to create something with toes needles, sharp aren't they!!! Lovely little bird! :) x

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  15. How sweet of your husband to bring that kit home for you. Your little birdie turned out so cute. Maybe you could put a little string on it and hang it on your Christmas tree. Hope your feeling better soon.

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  16. Oh fun, fun, fun. I do some needle felting on occasions and I love it. You can wear a thimble on the finger you keep stabbing your self if you need to. It helps a lot. Be sure to felt into a sponge or piece of foam to protect your needle. I love the bird, it is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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