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Needle Felted Corgi

By LaVonne Stucky


 

Supplies:

Felting pad

Felting needle (# 36 is my favorite)

Small, sharp scissors.

Roving in the following colors:

“Orange” Corgi

Black

White core wool*

2 black seed beads or wire eye beads

It also helps to have a picture of a cute Corgi in front of you as you’re working. This will help with proper perspective and placement of parts. If you’re not lucky enough to have one, many of Tasha’s books contain them or you could do an internet search.

*Core wool is wool from a particular breed of sheep that I like to use for the inside for my projects because it is spongier than my wool.

To begin:  Tear off a piece of core wool the length you want your corgi to be and roll this up like a jelly roll. Start poking all around the roll, shaping and poking the ends. The more you poke, the firmer it will become. You can always add another layer if it’s not chubby enough for you. If you feel it’s just too long, you can always cut it down with scissors.

Take another small piece of core wool and wrap it around your finger to form a bit of a point. This is for the head and nose. Remove from finger and start poking, forming a nice nose. Leave the opposite end unfelted in order to add it to the body. When you feel you have sufficiently poked the head and nose into shape, add it to the body, poking and forming as you go.

Legs:. Remember, Corgi legs are little short nubbins! You don’t need much, but leave a “tail” on these as well for attaching.

Go ahead a place the legs and poke into place when you have them complete. By now this will look like some alien being and nothing like a Corgi. Don’t worry; it will begin to take shape.

Color: Now is when you will begin to take small tufts of the “orange” Corgi color and start layering it over the body and belly. Pay close attention to the face and the placement of the orange. You can use long, thin pieces to accomplish the lines around the face and along the bottom of the body where the legs are. Add this color to the under belly too.

A few things to remember: The more you poke, the denser it becomes. You can gain a lot of contour and shaping by poking more to achieve the look you want. Your project can be added to or subtracted from. Cut it off if you don’t like it. Add to it if it needs more shape.

Ears: Form a triangle with the orange wool, leaving tufts on the long end to attach to the head. Poke ears in place and blend in the remaining wool. Add little tufts of white and black inside the ears.

Eyes: Roll little balls of black wool and poke into place for eyes. You can add seed beads with a needle and thread or glass eyes on a wire with a spot of glue. This is typically the last thing I do on the Corgi.

Nose and smile: Do the same for the nose as you did for the eyes, only slightly larger and leaving it a bit open so you can make the shape of a little heart. Extend the end down into a smile. Corgis do smile, you know!

Beard or bib: I like to take a small tuft of white wool and create a bit of a beard or bib. This also allows me to soften the lines between white and “orange”. Do this to the belly as well.

Tail: Make a small nubbin of orange, leaving the end loose to attach.

All that’s left to do is to take a small pair of sharp scissors and trim off any unwanted “hairs”.

He’s certain to become the favored companion of your favorite doll.

Giveaway

Today’s Giveaway is two nights in the wagon of your choice at Serenity Sheep Farm Stay.  This is for the 2012 season, May-Oct.  Your stay can be as private or as interactive as you wish. This is a $200 value.

To enter for a chance to win leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 18th. Good luck!

LaVonne lives on 40 acres in the heart of the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, MT with an assortment of farm animals. The land has been in her husband’s family since the homesteading days. Her shepherding began over 20 years ago with just 2 ewe lambs who were born on her birthday.  They produce lovely Shetland/Romney yarn, roving and of course, raw fleece.  Her clientele is made up of mostly hand-spinners as well as knitters from all over the world. LaVonne’s  love lies in needlefelting, of which her wool is perfect for.  Please visit her website for more info.

Posted by Living Crafts on Sep 16, 2011 09:16 AM | 158 Comments

Flying Felties!

We’ve been having so much fun making and using these flying felties with our young visitors this summer.  I think they are better than fireworks and just as beautiful as they fall from the sky! Children from the age of three can make them, with some assistance, and both children and adults have fun tossing, flying and chasing them!

Materials:

1 wooden or plastic egg 2.5-3.0 inches (6.5-7.5cm)  long

0.3 ounces (8 grams) wool roving or batting in assorted colors

5 x 30 inch (75cm) lengths of ribbon in assorted colors

1/2 cup beans, rice or lentils ( we used black turtle beans)

bowl filled with warm water

natural dishsoap

small piece of bubble wrap

sewing needle and thread

Tip: sometimes we’ve used the felted pouches that remain once we’ve finished using a felted soap scrub- perfect for flying felties, or little felt treasure necklaces!

Open up the wool fibers by gently stretching them, keeping the wool in long strands. Wrap the egg completely with the wool,  turning and wrapping like winding a ball of yarn.  The egg should have about three layers of wool wrapped around it. Play with alternating colors.  Feel for any thin spots and add more wool with an extra wind covering that spot.

Cup the wool egg in your hands, add a drop of dishsoap, and dip into the bowl of warm water.

Lift the wool egg out gently and start squeezing it between your hands, turning occasionally. Do this for a couple of minutes until the wool develops a felted skin. Start rolling the wool egg in your hands. Rolling…rolling…rolling….Roll the wool egg under your hand on the bubble wrap.

Bowls of soapy water and bubble wrap hold lots of potential for play!

To finish felting, roll the wool egg in the bubble wrap and roll for a few minutes.

Squeeze out any excess water and leave the wool eggs to dry.

Cut open the bottom of the wool egg in a cross. Squeeze out the egg. Fill with beans or rice.

Sew up the opening at the bottom of the feltie, leaving a small opening to insert the ribbons.  Tie your selected ribbons together  in a knot at one end, insert the knot into the opening in the feltie, then finish sewing up.  Be sure to stitches are tight so no beans will fall out and to secure the ribbons well!

Ready for flying!

Hold the feltie by the ends of the ribbon, wind up and toss and watch the feltie fall to the ground, ribbons flying brightly behind. Make a chalk target on the ground and see if you can get your flying feltie to land inside.  Toss and juggle with a friend….Hours of summertime flying fun!

 

 

Fiona Duthie

Fiona Duthie is a regular contributor to Living Crafts.

In her studio on Salt Spring Island, BC, she creates in a bountiful beauty of color, wool, and texture, inspired by the natural world. Fiona designs fine feltwork, felting and knitting patterns, gives workshops in natural craft, and runs her hand dyed, artisan fibre company, Kattikloo. You can read more about her fibers, projects and creative living at www.kattikloo.com and on Facebook.

Posted by Fiona Duthie on Aug 21, 2011 10:04 AM | 37 Comments

Felt Baby Booties

Can you just imagine a baby’s sweet little feet surrounded by rose petals? Squee!

How about lettuce leaves?

Crafted by SmartlittleonesTM on Bryn Du Farm in Colorado. Available at ImagineChildhood.com.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 4, 2011 09:49 PM | 3 Comments

My Life My Craft: Salley Mavor

Salley with Self Portrait 2009

Salley with self portrait 2009

Years ago, when my daughter was a toddler I found Salley Mavor’s art, and her flower fairies. I loved acorns and acorn caps Salley was behind my inspiration to do an acorn cap exchange with online friends. I did leave the acorn itself for the squirrels … I still have a huge collection of acorn caps of all sizes from around the U.S. and treasure it, thanks to Salley! There was a time that I was making these little people for every child I met. I also wore them as pins which was delightful to both children and adults. At my daughter’s Kindergarten, when Miss Charlotte was “our” teacher, every child got one from me for Christmas, and when my daughter was old enough to make her own, I would arrange picnics with friends to sit under an oak tree and make them together. Now that I think of it, these 6-7 year olds had so much patience. One day, when I dig up all my own work from various storage containers, I will show you some of our work.

Felt Wee Folk

Salley’s book, Felt Wee Folk, is an American classic, and if you love hand-sewing, this book offers many beautiful options in working with felt. The little fairies are just the cherry on top!

Salley has also illustrated children books with her beautiful handwork, the latest is Pocketful of Posies, which was reviewed in the Spring 2011 issue of Living Crafts.

Here’s my interview with her:


When did you first start handwork? What was the “original” craft you started doing and who taught you?


Looking back, I have early memories of sewing and constructing things as a child. I would spend hours sewing outfits and creating scenes for my dolls. Once I figured out how to sew on snaps, a world of possibilities opened up. I was especially interested in all things miniature and coming up with ways to decorate and furnish my doll’s environment. I can remember making a tiny bathroom and looking around the house for shower curtain material. It had to be plastic and water repellant, regular cloth would not do! I took a pair of scissors, went into our bathroom and cut a small piece out of the shower curtain. It took a while for my mother to discover that the corner was cut out, but she was quite open to sacrifice in the name of art. She was an artist herself and created an atmosphere in our home where art and making things with one’s hands was important. In our home, learning how to make things was not only looked upon as fun, but there was also an unspoken high regard for handwork and beauty. Art was not looked upon as an “extra” and my mother instinctively knew the benefits of creative work, that the process can engage the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts of oneself.

In a term paper about art education for her master’s degree in 1965, my mother wrote, “The student should be encouraged to find his own way, but this does not mean the void of laissez-faire. Children need a structured exposure to many ways of seeing, doing and thinking. To teach art, the teacher must be an artist. By having confidence in their own abilities, teachers will be able to sensitize children to want to learn and care—not just problem solve. Through intuitive discovery a child will find himself, what he believes and be really free, even in a computer society. By giving students something to do—learn and contemplate what they can understand naturally—will give them the values needed today.”

Anne and Salley with playhouse our parents built and painted
Anne and Salley with playhouse our parents built and painted


How did you get interested in felt? And hand-stitching?


I’ve used many different types of fabric in my artwork, but it wasn’t until the early 90’s, when my two sons were enrolled in a Waldorf School, that I discovered the joys of real felt. I love how it looks and feels to work with and I now use plant dyed wool felt almost exclusively. I am self-taught in needle work and have learned through trial and error, as well as plenty of practice. I’m not as interested in method as I am communication. I think that in order to best tell a story, my artwork must be executed with skill, so that the medium contributes to the message and doesn’t distract.

Lately, I’ve been describing my work as part of a Slow Art Movement. Yes, its very time consuming and not very practical, but that is part of what attracts me to this way of working. I sew, wrap, embroider, carve and embellish in as many ways as I can think of—all by hand. I can’t really speed it up and machines are no help. Through the repetitive, tactile processes, I find a calm satisfaction that can help lead to effective problem solving. But, stitchery itself is not dynamic enough for me, I like to decorate felt pieces and parts with embroidery and then combine them with other dimensional materials. Each illustration requires figuring out something new, whether it is a way of constructing a driftwood house or making a tiny basket, so I need time to work things out.


How did you start doing those little acorn people?


I was intrigued by the use of natural objects in the handwork projects at our Waldorf School and started making little people and teaching workshops for parents. The idea started with a simple acorn capped fairy and grew into a larger group of fanciful characters. Through teaching, I learned how to break down and explain the process of making the dolls. I made and sold Blossom Fairy Kits for about 10 years and wrote the how-to book, Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects.


Tell me about your childhood, your family, and now …


Jimmy, Salley and Anne Mavor 1960
Jimmy, Salley and Anne Mavor 1960

The middle of three children, I lived with my parents, sister and brother in the small village of Woods Hole, Mass. on Cape Cod. Growing up in our household was like living in a busy hive, with art projects, materials and equipment close at hand. My mother had a big influence on my development as an artist. There was always time for art and I never heard her say no to an imaginative scheme. She would help us gather supplies and teach us whatever we needed to make an idea come to life. We lived in a perpetual state of clutter, with the technique du jour in evidence all through the house. One day, Mom had the children clear a path through the living room so that our father could walk through. For Mom, part of the fun of making things was the physical thrill of interacting with the materials. Her batik room was a Jackson Pollack of spattered dye, where she would busily apply hot wax on the fabric and dip it in dye pots. Our world was full of creative possibilities and I’ve dedicated Pocketful of Posies to the memory of my remarkable parents, Mary and Jim Mavor.

I’m on my father’s lap

 


What is a day of your life like?


Since my work is so sedentary, I try to start the day with some form of exercise; dance aerobics, yoga, bicycling, etc. Then I usually catch up on e-mails, write blog posts or interviews like this one. I try to stitch for several hours a day and work on design related problems the rest of the time. I break for dinner and then resume working in my studio. I got in the habit of stitching in the evening when my sons were young, because that was the only time I could sit peacefully. My husband, Rob says that when I’m not eating or sleeping, I’m working in my studio. Of course, this is not entirely accurate, but it’s close to the truth. I admit to being obsessed with making things, as I believe are most artists. Holding a threaded needle is my default position.

Salley sewing 2010
Salley sewing 2010


What advice can you give our readers, who are so eager to have their own handwork businesses and books of their own?


Fine handwork skills are essential, but good design is the most important element in making something to sell. If your product stands out and is beautifully made, then you may be able to charge enough o make it worth your time. You have to be content with working on the same item, over and over again and building a reputation for quality. Working by hand is no way to make a lot of money, so do it because you get some satisfaction from the process.

Books are a lot of work, so be sure that you are ready before making a proposal and embarking on a publishing project. How-to publishers are looking for unique, teachable ideas that are not so complicated that the reader becomes frustrated. You have to be the type of person who doesn’t mind explaining every minute detail of directions, a trait that often does not come with a creative personality.


How do you go about designing and creating?


Just like other illustrators who work in more traditional ways, I draw a layout of the book, making sketches of each page that show the general positioning of the subjects in the picture, leaving space for the type. I find the design phase to be the hardest and most cerebral part of the process. I’m glad when it’s done, because then I can get down to the more intuitive and enjoyable business of making. It’s thrilling to hold the materials and let my hands start forming the pictures.

I find that welcoming found objects into my work can become a trap. Some very interesting looking things can seduce me into thinking they belong in a picture. Later, if it doesn’t contribute to the story, I’ll have to make the painful decision to kick it out. That’s hard, especially when I really like the object. Writer friends tell me that they encounter something similar in their writing. They have to get rid of clever characters, witty dialog or funny situations that seemed perfect earlier. We agree that it’s all part of the creative process, but you have to be willing to see the imposter for what it is.


What do you want to tell us about the meaning of life, and anything else that pleases you.


It took five years for Pocketful of Posies to go from early sketches to the final production stage.

For three of those years, I stitched and assembled the 51 nursery rhyme illustrations. What kept me going was the challenge and excitement of bringing so many stories and characters to life. I could concentrate a lot of energy into each picture and make bold design decisions. I was determined that every rhyme would have the love and attention it deserved. Adults comment on my detailed, labor intensive technique, but children are not impressed by how long it takes or how perfect my stitches are.

No matter what technique I use, or how many days it takes, my goal is to stimulate the imagination and have children emotionally connect with my art. Right now, I’m taking a break from illustrating and will be spending the next few years making pieces for art shows. I’m not even sure what I’ll be making, but I feel like I have something to contribute outside of the children’s book world.

 

Recently C+T Publishing published Salley’s article about the connection betwaeen her books, and they have generously allowed us to publish it on this blog as follows:

Stitches tie books together

When my new children’s book, Pocketful of Posies came out last fall, many people were introduced to my work for the first time. I’ve been illustrating with fabric, embroidery and found objects for 20 years and I’m delighted to report that this book has taken off like nothing I’ve done before. Pocketful of Posies has attracted a lot of unexpected attention, but the biggest surprise is that it has been given the Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. To my knowledge, this is the first time this honor has been given to fabric or dimensional illustrations of any kind.

In the months since Pocketful of Posies was released, there has been a renewed interest in my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects , published by C&T in 2003. Many people who see the fabric relief artwork in my children’s books want to learn how to make dolls and scenes of their own. So, I’m glad to have an instructional book already on the market. There are projects to suit all skill levels, from simply constructed dolls to finely made figures with intricately embroidered felt clothing. In Felt Wee Folk, I teach how to make little dolls, which are basically made the same as way as the characters in Pocketful of Posies. The wee folk appear in both books, with their painted wooden bead heads donning acorn caps and wearing similarly stitched outfits.

The two books seem to compliment each other, with Pocketful of Posies spurring the imagination and showing possibilities of what can be made with the techniques demonstrated in Felt Wee Folk. Not only do I hope to inspire creativity in children, but I want to encourage people of all ages to try their hand at making their own miniature worlds with a needle and thread.

It’s been 8 years since Felt Wee Folk was first published and I’ve been asked if I will write another instructional book. It’s satisfying to hear that my book has created a thirst for more, but I probably will not write another. So, what are my plans? I’ve been feeling the urge to experiment with my fabric relief techniques and make more personal one-of-a-kind artwork. I’ll still work in 3-dimentions and stitch like crazy, but lately my muse has been calling and urging me to try a new approach. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing, but I figure that if I’m going to expand my horizons, now is the time. I have truly enjoyed sharing my stitched world through the nursery rhymes in Pocketful of Posies as well as the photos, directions and patterns in Felt Wee Folk. I hope that both of these books will remain available for years to come. Links to learn more about Salley and her work: Blog: http://weefolk.wordpress.com/ Web Site: www.weefolkstudio.com

You may also be interested in reading an interview Salley did with the children’s book blog, Seven Impossible Things.

Salley’s Two-Book Giveaway

 

Felt Wee Folk

Today, we are giving away two of Salley’s books: Wee Folk Felt, published by C+T Publishing,  and Pocketful of Posies, by Houghton Mifflin. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment here by 8 p.m. EST Sunday, April 17th. The winner will be announced Monday.

And the winner is…

Mel V 2011/04/16 at 5:07 pm
Thank you for sharing your story and your passion. Just beautiful.

Posted by Living Crafts on Apr 15, 2011 07:12 PM | 464 Comments

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Food

Caterpillar Food

These felt food pieces from Tea Rose Home blog are nice to have on hand when you read the book!

Posted by Living Crafts on Apr 5, 2011 08:57 AM | 8 Comments

Scissors Cover for Mother’s Day Gift


You can sew this for yourself or another mother [no, not the other mother] you love! In every household lives at least two to three scissors, each for a different purpose. Scissors come in so many different sizes and shapes, so these instructions are designed to tailor-make it for any scissors. Although the making of the cover is the ordinary part of the project, the design is what makes each one unique, and there are many possibilities. Here’s how you make one with some wool felt and embroidery floss:

MATERIALS

Wool Felt: A piece of thick [5mm] felt the size of your scissors, blue, and yellow felt, and assorted colors for decoration.

Embroidery floss

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Lay your scissors on a piece of paper and draw a line, leaving ½” of space all around.

2) Using your pattern, cut two pieces of felt, one out of extra thick felt [5mm] for the back which can be of a contrasting color, and the other out of felt with regular thickness. We used thick felt in the back and regular thickness of blue felt in the front.

3) Trace this same pattern on a piece of yellow felt for the pocket, so you can decorate and stitch your flowers before cutting the felt.

4) Now trace and cut two blue bells out of the blue felt, five circles out of pink felt, one red flower and one small yellow circle for the middle, as well as two thin leaves out of green felt, as shown.

5) Draw your pattern with a light green color on the yellow felt. Glue all the flower pieces in place and the two green leaves on the yellow felt as shown in photo. With pink thread stitch a French knot in the middle of each of the 5 pink circles. With green thread stitch stems for your flowers, using the Stem Stitch, and some leaves as shown in photo.

6) Once you finish decorating the pocket, cut a piece off the top of the pattern depending on how much of the scissors handles you want exposed.

7) Using the decorated pocket as pattern, cut an identical piece of yellow felt to use as pocket lining.

8) With double red thread, Blanket-Stitch the two yellow pocket pieces, attaching them together at the top edge.

9) Place the yellow pocket on top of the two blue pieces used for backing, matching edges and pin in place. Blanket-stitch around the whole outside edge, through all four layers of the yellow and blue, and around the two blue layers at the top.

10) Your scissors cover is ready!

Red, green, and pink.

Now you have your pattern.

Book Giveaway

Fanciful Felties

For all you felt lovers who like to hand-sew, we have two beautiful books to giveaway today. One of them is the American classic, Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor and the other is Fanciful Felties by Samantha Cotterill. To enter drawing please leave a comment here by Saturday, March 26th 8 p.m. ET and the winner will be announced Monday, 28th.

And the winner is…

faith 2011/03/24 at 10:12 am
we are new to felting and i would love to get a hold of one of these great
resources. thanks for the chance!

Posted by Living Crafts on Mar 23, 2011 04:00 PM | 399 Comments

Wool Felt Hearts

by Fiona Duthie

These wool felt hearts have been a Valentines mainstay in our family for years. The hearts made their first appearance when my sons were quite young, starting a tradition of them coming downstairs in the morning to find a Valentines neck pocket each, hanging in the doorway and filled with little treasures. After discovering what was hidden inside, the boys would wear their hearts as necklaces all day and look more sweet than any Valentines candies have ever been.

We have made variations over the years; quilted cottons; knitted yarns; wet felted wool; folded paper….but always come back to these felt lovelies!

Materials

0.25 yard red wool felt will make 7 hearts- we used National Non-Wovens

2 inch square pieces colored wool felt, such as white, pink, lilac, yellow, or coral- we used
wool felt sheets from Bear Dance Crafts

red sewing thread or embroidery floss

sewing needle

ribbon or braided yarn for necklace or for hanging.

wool for stuffing

optional: embroidery floss and beads for embellishing

For Wool Felt Heart Pocket:
Step 1) Cut out two large hearts and one small heart (or any other shape you desire).
Step 2) Sew the small heart onto the large heart, using blanket stitch. Leave a small opening and stuff with a small amount of wool roving, or some fabric scraps. Finish sewing around the small heart.



Step 3) Sew around the large heart from widest point, and around the bottom to the other side, catching in the necklace ribbon or braided yarn. Secure the necklace well with a few extra stitches. Embroider a vine and leaf design on the small heart, and /or sew on some beads. As an alternative, cut felt circles in a range of colors and sew onto the large heart using either blanket stitch or running stitch.





The Wool Felt Hearts also make beautiful decorations, hung together as a garland or wall hanging or hung on a door knob. Try stuffing them with dried herbs for use as a sachet; with beans for bean bags or with wool or emery for a pin cushion. These make beautiful gifts – simple to make and lovely to look at.


To make the Filled Hearts, follow all the steps for the Wool Felt Heart Pockets, but in step 3, sew all around the large hearts, leaving a space open and stuff lightly. Finish sewing around the heart.

If your heart will be a hanging decoration, sew on a length of folded ribbon to the back.

You can also use the small heart pattern to make our Love Dove mobile. Cut out 16 small hearts in different colors of wool felt. Sew two colors together, using blanket stitch and leaving a small opening for stuffing. Stuff and finish sewing around the heart. Repeat for all eight hearts. It’s nice to use different colors for each side so the colors shift as the hearts catch a breeze.

Living Crafts Cover Winter 2009

The Doves are made from the Peace Doves pattern in the Winter 2009 issue of Living Crafts. To make the two tiny doves reduce the full size pattern by 72%. Sew on a thread hanger through the top of each dove and heart- we used some gold metallic embroidery floss for a little shimmer to catch the light. With its soft, fresh, colors, the Love Dove Mobile is charming to hang for Valentines Day, and to welcome Spring. Wouldn’t it be beautiful hanging over a child’s bed?



Felt and Pattern Giveaway

National Nonwovens

National Non-Wovens has generously offered an assortment of felt for the lucky winner! Their gift includes a perpetual calendar with many patterns, and …. ready for this? 36 each 5” square 100% wool felt sheets in 6 colors, 11 half-yards of wool/rayon felt in 11 different colors, along with 8 half-yards of bamboo felt in 8 different colors, a total of 25 colors of felt to add to your stash!

Wool felt is such a delight to work with. It feels soft and substantial in your hands, and is a perfect canvas for embellishing. In addition to the above, Bear Dance Crafts has a great assortment of wool felt kits for each season and are including 4 seasonal favorites here as a giveaway for
Living Crafts readers:

Butterfly Kiss

Butterfly Kiss: These two little butterflies hanging under a heart can be hung almost anywhere. Made with wool felt and bead heads, this project is easy enough for a beginner.

Heart Elf
Heart Elf: Adorable heart elf comes with pink-toned felt and fairy-tale wool hair in pink and purple tones. She sits perched in a sturdy heart covered with felt and felt leaves, has little pink wings and little beads decorating her clothing.

In The Clouds

In the Clouds: A hanging kit with lots of hearts plus clouds, with a doll on top of the largest cloud.

Horses

Wool Felt Horse: Make this wonderful hand-stitched wool felt horse with clear instructions and full-size pattern. Finished horse measures approx. 8″/20 cm tall.

To enter this drawing, worth over $200, please leave a comment on this post by Sunday 8 p.m. EST (February 6, 2011). Winner will be announced Monday.

And the winner is…

Vicki Compton 2011/02/05 at 7:47 am
  Real wool felt is a rare commodity these days…but the feel and colours are worth it! My kids and I love creating things with this naturally warm and beautiful fabric!

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 5, 2011 07:09 AM | 758 Comments

Bear Felt Applique

Bear Felt Applique

Here’s a pretty appliqué tutorial from Wee Folk Art.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jan 27, 2011 08:38 AM | 2 Comments























  




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