Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We Felt Pumpkins!!

Wool pumpkins! I love to felt, but hadn't done it much lately. Well, my sis Sarah came to visit for a weekend and we did nothing except craft projects! It was very relaxing for both of us...and we always have a great time together. We whipped up these wool felted pumpkins in very short order...

We started with a ball of wool batting in white (because white is less expensive than the dyed wool roving) about twice the size of the pumpkin we wanted to make.
We needle felted the wool until it was small and compact. Notice the finger protectors--very helpful to prevent those painful punctures with the barbed felting needle!

Then we covered the white ball with a rich pumpkin orange wool roving.
and began to needle felt it into the pumpkin shape.
When it was totally felted and firm, I made a leaf for my pumpkin using two colors of green roving.

Then I just felted it onto the pumpkin, right next to the stem which I forgot to photograph...
And here is the cooooool needle felted pumpkin. I gave one to a friend and the other three are sitting around my house all fall-like.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

One can never have enough pumpkins....
I had a great time crafting!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Seriously cute! I have never "felted." Is that the term? I don't have any idea how to do it, but those pumpkins make me want to learn to try! Love them!

Randi said...

So cute!! I've only tried that kind of felting one time and didn't have nearly the great results you did. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness! I have never felted before but it looks like it takes tons of patience! So cute!