Saturday, August 22, 2009

Felting!

My friend, Glenna from http://www.vintageembellishment.etsy.com/ got me interested in felted beads. I have so much roving, I decided to give it a try. After several failed attempts, I finally got the hang of it! Some are better than others, but that's okay, I'm not using these for beads but wanted to fill some felted bowls I have.I got to thinking, it's going to take thousands of these to fill my bowls! Solution? Make bigger balls!What I'm finding out is, not all roving is created equal. I absolutely love how the alpaca worked up! Buffalo roving doesn't cut it for these larger ones. Wool yarn can be used and I can't stop making them now! Thanks Glenna! LOL!The two felted bowls and the flowers are made by Valerie at http://www.valeriesgallery.etsy.com/. She does amazing work! Stop by her shop and check out what she can do with yarn! There's still one more item I must have in her shop, so make sure you check with me before you purchase. LOL!This is my favorite, the balls match the bowl so nicely and this is the alpaca I was talking about, just love these balls!Here's another bowl, my loopy bowl made by Jennie at http://www.sosorosey.etsy.com/. Another amazing artist! What she can do with fabrics is not to be believed!

Just what I need, another project! But these sure are fun to make!

6 comments:

glenden said...

I am so happy I could show you a hobby to help fill your days...Love the balls in the bowls :)

Runs With Scissors said...

and I can't thank you enough. LOL! another project, oh boy!

Jennie said...

Oh, Karen- you amaze me with all of your talents! I love those tutti frutti ones in the loopy bowl. You did a really nice job getting all of these super round and smooth. Thanks for the nice words, too :)

elephunkstrunk said...

Its nice to finally see the balls you've been talking so much about!

Almost Precious said...

Oh dear, looks like you've found a new addiction. LOL The felted bowls and orbs are lovely...continue to enjoy making them.

laruefashions said...

It is nice to see the balls that you have been talking about forever! They are pretty.

I think I am gonna have to get a loopy bowl. Every time I see it I want it!