Felted Flowers

January 13, 2011

For a while I've had a hankering for needle felted flowers.  I like the way there are no visible joins and no stitching - completely seamless like a real flower.  A lovely use for a recycled sweater.

Santa bought me a needle felting kit for Christmas (amongst all sorts of other crafting goodies) and I wanted to make it one of my first projects for the new year.

I started with a gorgeous angora sweater that I found in a thrift store for 20c.  It had shrunk and sported a few little holes so I didn't feel bad about cutting it up. Washed and dried on the hottest settings "felted" it nicely so the fabric didn't unravel when I cut it.

Starting with a large circle for the base, I gradually needle felted the petals on, one by one, finishing with the little crinkly bit in the middle.

I love the way this one turned out and can't wait to make some pint sized ones to use on the toes of some woolen baby shoes and baby hats for some extra adorable snugly goodness.

Here's to 2011 being another really enjoyable crafting year.


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