I’ve been wanting to try my hand at felting for some time now, it just looks like so much fun, stabbing a little needle around until two fibers become one. Good stress reliever. For those of you who don’t know felting is when you take a piece of roving (unspun wool fiber) and permanently bind it to wool or felt by poking the roving into the wool until it’s one new piece. I’ll put up a more detailed tutorial (I’m actually thinking a short video tutorial would be good for this, thoughts?) later once I unpack all my craft supplies. In the meantime here’s the basics…
I cut two pieces in the shape I was creating out of felt that were big enough to cover the clip. For the back one I made a little slit for the small piece of the clip to fit through.
On the top piece I outlined the bow shape with some purple roving.Then hot glued the two pieces together around the clip, easy, right?
Here’s a little kitty clip I did too, I stuffed it with some leftover roving to make it look stuffed animal-ish & also did a blanket stitch around the outside instead of gluing.And the modeling session is over.
If you’d like to see more felting crafts Martha has a great photo gallery of projects here.