Thursday, July 14, 2011

How to Wet Felt ~ Wool Beads

Hi everyone!


I have had so much fun needle felting wool lately that I thought it would be neat to try wet felting the same wool roving into beads!


I found this fabulous tutorial and had to try it right away!


It was so much fun!


After making some beads and letting them dry for 24 hours, I sewed them to some stems that I made from bending floral wire.


Voila!

Wool balloons for my mini wool teddy bear that my sister, Melanie made for me!





How fun!


Wet felting is very fast, fun and easy to do!


I used wool roving for this project but you can also felt 100% wool yarn that has been knitted or crocheted to make neat things like dolls, purses, slippers and more!


What are your favorite art projects to make?


Please leave me a note and let me know!


I would love to hear all about them!


xoxoxo

Melissa

6 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

Teddy's balloons are so cute! Our mom hasn't tried wet felting yet but you've inspired her, Melissa!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Pearl and Daisy said...

We love your wet felted balloons! Mommy really likes to felt but hasn't tried wet felting yet. Thanks for the link to the tuturial!

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Tiffy said...

Love the felting! Momma just doesn't think she could do something that complex but I think she could.

Momma found this tutorial on how to dye yarn in the crock pot and thought of your mom - http://www.leethal.net/zine/?p=764

Momma made some soap for the first time ever last month. It smelled because she used insect repellent essential oils - yuk! The soap came out okay and everyone liked it.

Tiffy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love those balloon so much!
You are so amazing!
We love to come and see what your doing next,,, you ALWAYS make us smile
love
twee

nanke's stuff said...

How very cute and cool! I haven't tried wool felting, but it's definitely on my list of things I want to do! nancy

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Wow, they are incredible, they really do look like little colourful balloons.
I love them!
Lynne xx