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Needle Felting Workshop

needle felting

Like sculpting with wool!
Make cute 3D forms that can become toys and keep-sakes, ornaments and jewelry, chachkas for all seasons!  This is a great craft!
Our Needle Felting workshop is this week and there is still some places available.  Come join in the fun!

Wednesday August 7, 6:30-9pm
$30 Materials not included.
We will we making multi-coloured sampler packs of fleece available for the students in this class.
To register call 416 533 5648

Craftily yours
Kristin

may the felt be with you


Felt pencil tops and…

a felt friend.  Both are by  Royal Mint.  I love the way she poses her creations in pictorial scenes.  This little guy seems to be about to visit a garden party complete with white picket fence and bunting.  We should all be so lucky!
With our needle felting class coming up in a weeks time I thought I would catalogue some felt work that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Needle Felting Workshop
Wednesday August 10, 6:30-9pm
@ The Knit Cafe 1050 Queen St. West, Toronto.
$30 plus materials
Call to register 416 533 5648

Royal Mint’s creations are mainly assembled felt pieces, but the added stitchery would certainly be affective on a needle felt project and I urge you to give it a try. This bunny brooch by Lizzieneedles  shows wonderful colour blending and really shows off what can be accomplished with refined felting skills

Jabba the Hut and friends by Kit Lane  takes it all one step further. My hat is all the way off!

Japan with all it’s sophistication is also the cradle of all things cute and crafty.  A  japanese needle felting book will show you the way to an adorable world

Use the force!

Craftily yours
Kristin

well rounded

One door closes and another opens.
Today is the last day of the Knit Cafe’s summer sale.  I will be packing it all up in a short while. I will take down the signs and reshelve the yarn, but I am happy to take that sale sign down.  Happy – because I know it will be replaced with something lovely.  We are so lucky this month to have a guest artist to exhibit her work  in our Knit Cafe window. Keily Stewart is her name and felting is her game.
Pictures will follow at a later date of the exhibition itself but for now and for the next few weeks I thought I would devote some time to exploring the wonderful world of felt!
Expect some eye candy, some art, some DIY projects, and expect the unexpected. There is a whole big bad felt world out there and when I say “bad” I mean good, in a Michael Jackson-esque way.
For day one of felt fodder lets begin with the most simple of felt shapes: the sphere. Balls!
Pretty crafty wreath! Find it on Pickles with a little “how to” to go with. 

and here↑ a ball is transformed.  See how it is done in this tutorial on needle felting animal heads also from Pickles. Hooray for Pickles!
For ones more sophisticated side you might want to try this↑
This trivet under teapot  provokes imaginings of chilly, white, bright mornings in a homey Swedish abode full of birch wood and white paint, colourful ceramics and of course felt.
There is a tutorial for this project too. Have a look and see at the Purl Bee .

More felt fun to come.  Till then-
Craftily yours
Kristin