Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Felted Flowers

I haven't done any felting for months but having joined Pinterest and finding some wonderful felted items on there I was once more inspired to root out my stash of merino wools, order some more and get felting.


 I can't show some of the things I have made as they will be Christmas presents and the recipients may read this but here are two flower corsages I have made.




Of course I am still a relative beginner and aspire to be able to make such lovely things as these shown below.









Source: etsy.com via Ruth on Pinterest


Source: etsy.com via Ruth on Pinterest


The items below are what is called nuno felting where merino wool is laid on top of silk and the wool fuses into the fabric to give different textures.  I haven't tried this yet but am very excited about having a go at it.  I absolutely love this scarf.

Source: flickr.com via Ruth on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Ruth on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Ruth on Pinterest

11 comments:

  1. What absolutely gorgeous things, I have never had a go at needle felting but I feel inspired to buy some wool and give it a go.
    Jo xx

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  2. These are beautiful examples the one on the little black dress a favorite!

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  3. your felting is gorgeous...wonderful winter corsages, so clever!

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  4. there isa vintage fair this week end in Spiatfield, you should go http://www.bealondoner.com/fr/blog/nadege/spitafield-vintage-fair-a-londres

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  5. Brilliant Ruth, felting is something I have always wanted to do.
    Your things are simply lovely, now I have to get on a do a course don't I!
    Have a wonderful Christmas if I do not get to pop in sooner.x

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  6. I have never tried felting - I love your corsages and would love to make the pretty bracelet. Thanks for your comments, I original come from Farnborough which is on the Hampshire/surrey borders and we stayed with friends in Alton.

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  7. I love your corsages, I haven't done any felting for so long.
    Wishing you a merry Christmas.

    Lou xxx

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  8. Hi Ruth, those are gorgeous items, so inspiring! Glad to hear that you have spotted my blog-post about the new fair in Hampshire! Lizzie x

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  9. Wow, I never knew about felting..wow I'm impressed.

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  10. impressive post you have. thanks for sharing you post to us. It really helps me a lot. I have a lot of ideas learn on you post.

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