Have you ever tried the craft of ‘Felting‘?
I can thoroughly recommend you do….it’s great fun and pretty addictive….
My daughter and I each had treated ourselves to a little kit from Hobbycraft’s Kirstie Allsop range.
Here’s what we did …I wish I’d recorded our giggles for you, it is the greatest fun – tinged with great danger, as the needles are extremely sharp!
Our little kits were to make a Blue-Tit bird (but I think they were selling an end of line at The Handmade Show as I cannot find the exact kits online – loads of others though and you don’t really need a kit as there are loads of suppliers of all you need to ‘felt’).
We opened out the dining room table, got ourselves a cuppa and settled down to make our birds.
When you first start it seems a completely mad thing to do… and you really think nothing is going to happen…
After much ‘stabbing’ through the yellow wool fibres the magic slowly started to happen the little birds tummy started to appear – all lovely and soft.
We followed the instructions and kept adding the different colours …
and finally, we had our Blue-tits…
So, now we’ve found this new hobby we’re hooked!
Orders have gone in for more wool, more shapes and we’ve both started other felting projects,
my daughter has a beautiful picture
and I’ve started on some Christmas bunting…
Back soon with more…