Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Felt making & Oops!

Firstly the "Oops".

In one post I said I'd draw the winner of my giveaway on 25th & then in the next post I said I'd draw it on Wednesday (more evidence if any was needed of how my blog/shop name came about!) - so in the interests of fairness, I will draw it now on THURSDAY 25th November at 8pm!

(If you've missed it and want to enter, click here and leave a comment for me)

Now on to the exciting stuff, today I went on a felt making course and it was fab!  It was run by Elizabeth at Sewciety.  She runs course by appointment, all you need is a friend or two and she'll run a course just for you.  This is what I made:

My first attempt at wet felting with a sushi type mat.  I'm really looking forward to making something from it - am not sure what yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something to turn it into.

Next we had a try at making felt balls:
I just love the way the colours all blend together.  They're each about the size of a marble.  Again I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them, but they're so tactile I just want to roll them round in my hand all day!

Finally we had a try at needle felting.  I managed to make this flower:

and then I made this heart:
I sewed brooch backings & beads on when I got home and what a surprise, my daughter has already claimed the heart for her own!

Think I've found another new hobby!



  1. Hi Sally,
    Your felt looks great, love the heart you made, will be great on your shop, fantastic!
    I bet you are totally hooked already and will soon have your own felt coming out of your ears!
    Andrea x

  2. Hey Sally, needle felting is really interesting me at the moment, but when I look at it it looks really confusing, is it?

    C xx

  3. Hi Caroline, wasnt too difficult but I did have somebody to show me what to do. Just had to be a bit careful not to stab yourself with the needle. Feel free to email me (sally(at) if you want to know more.

  4. Your felted goods are so lovely! I love wet felting, but it doesn't do my hands much good (eczema) so I normally stick to needle felting, it's so addictive! :) x

  5. love the felt balls and heart x