Friday, May 30, 2008

Craft 101: Wool Felting

I remember watching Jenn Docherty on Martha last year (check out her cute creations in the picture below) and I immediately wanted to start felting. I know it seems a bit off-season but it's a great time to start working on ornaments for the holidays (you know how it creeps up!) or just simply make cute little critters just to have around or to give away as gifts!

I made this video for a friend as part of her Christmas present, but I thought it would be useful for anyone else interested in learning the basics of wool felting.

>> Additional Resources

Interesting Sites: Felt Crafts (history of felt) Felt artists (an extensive list of felt artists).


Unknown said...

The little bird in the middle rules. I've had "learn how to felt" on my list forever!

Jenny Grace said...

Squee! Those little animals! Adorable! I've only felted knit bags. I always feel like I'm not quite crafty enough for tiny beautiful adorable things.

Sew Bettie said...

So cute!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh my! I adore these little guys! You are a good friend to make such a nice tutorial for a gift! Lovely! What a great post!

Anonymous said...

I remember that episode makes me want to have children right away so I can buy them handmade felted toys! Exclusively!

Marichelle said...

Rosalie, Miss Grace, Sew Bettie, Melissa and Rebekka...

Jennifer's bears and birds are the best. I love all the little details.

Miss Grace, if you can felt knit bags I'm sure you'll be able to create a couple of cute critters!!!

Sew Bettie, hello!

Melissa, Zandra is so funny when it comes to learning new crafts. She's extremely visual and gets too overwhelmed with books/instructions so I knew it would be a perfect companion :)

Rebekka, I hear you! Cute little felted animals would look great in a nursery (and bell jars!)

Cheryl Patterson said...

Oh, I do love Jenn's work! And you have a nice list of needle felting books and I love the list of felt artists. I'll have to spend some time looking through the list!