So much so that this weekend, while I was procrastinating lesson planning, I decided to do a little wardrobe planning instead because priorities. After rooting thru Mount Sweater seriously, if you follow me hereyou've seen my stories I have a sweater-hoarding problem, y'all! I decided I had so many sweaters, I thought I'd go with a theme
Long embroidery needle or doll making needle Directions: Set foam or needle felting mat on work surface. Place a cookie cutter on the foam. Pull a tuft of roving from the skein. Place roving into the cookie cutter.
Using the felting needle, begin poking the roving with a quick, repetitious motion. Poke the needle straight up and down.
Continue poking until the roving is dense and matted. If some areas of your shape look thin, add a little more roving and needle felt it to the shape.
Remove the cookie cutter and set aside. Gently pull the felt shape from the foam. The sides and back will be fuzzy and may need a little more work to refine the shape.
Very carefully use the needle to create more definition around corners. Use scissors to trim the stray fibers to make your shape less fuzzy. Use scissors to snip a little incision at the bottom of the ornament. You will be inserting the floss for the loop in this spot, so depending on the shape of your ornament, this spot may not be the very bottom of the ornament.
Cut a piece of floss that is about 14" long and thread it through the needle. You can cut the floss longer or shorter to fit your ornament. Starting at the incision, string the floss up through the center of the ornament and then back down.
Gently pull on the loop and the tails to make sure the floss moves freely. Remove thread and redo this step. Tie the ends in a knot and trim the thread below the knot. Pull the loop of floss on top of the ornament to slide the knot inside the incision.
Working over the foam block, use your felting needle to close the incision. If needed, add a bit of roving to patch the area. Now your felted ornament is ready to hang!
Ideas from the Elves: Instead of turning your felted shape into an ornament, you can make several other projects, such as: Simply sew the felted shape to a bar pin.
A festive hair accessory: Attach the felted shape to a barrette or bobby pin. String several shapes together.
Use less roving to make thinner shapes. Needle felt shapes onto other projects, such as a sweater, scarf, bag, pillow, or blanket.
After ironing, your shape will be very smooth and flat.We have not created a new needle felting project in a while, so we decided it was time to get back to this wonderful crafting technique! In the past we received a project suggestion for felted farm animals, so we are starting that series off with these adorable wool felted sheep.
Needle felting is a method of creating felted objects without using water. The special needles used to make 3D sculpture, jewelry, adornments and 2D art have notches along the shaft of the needle that catch fibers and tangle them with other fibers to produce felt.
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Needle felting is a method of creating felted objects without using water. The special needles used to make 3D sculpture, jewelry, adornments and 2D art have notches along the shaft of the needle that catch fibers and tangle them with other fibers to produce felt. Needle Felted Cookie Cutter Ornaments You can make all kinds of projects with wool roving, but if you are new to needle felting, you may want to start with something basic.
Easily transform fluffy roving into a perfectly shaped ornament with a cookie cutter in this simple needle felting project for beginners.