We love Kathleen’s fabulous Christmas stockings and are grateful for her generous explanation of HOW she made them!
“Here is my “Hoppy Holiday” stocking, back and front, made with MC-1 batts. The “Moon Rabbits”, “Tsuki no Usagi” of Japanese lore, and fir trees were created by needle-felting after, and the sequins and tiny seed beads were then sewn on. I used yellow wool nepps as though they were beads: I first strung them on a thread, then sewed them around the perimeter of the red. Nepps and glass beads decorate the white “cuff” of the stocking and the green Christmas trees.
How I started this project: I created my own pattern for the stocking from brown kraft paper by sketching the stocking shape. Then using this pattern, I cut a resist of floor underlayment. To prepare for future projects, I cut a small, medium, and large resist at the same time. This stocking was made from the small resist, and it’s about 14″ tall.”
Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven, Washington
Check out this very handsomely dressed Bun! …and those Feet! Just awesome! We love how she combined colors of MC-1 batting.
“My latest creation all made with Living Felt materials. First attempt at horse hair whiskers.”
– Terry Picha, California
Carolyn Neff created a cupcake bunny made from 100% merino cross batt. This tiny delight stands 5″ tall and has glass bead eyes. She is wearing a white cotton crochet dress and matching bloomers with light pink trim. A pink bow is woven through her dress and tied in the back. A small pink ribbon headband completes her sweet features. Her clothing is not removable.
Jaci is a little grey mouse standing 4″ tall. She is dressed in her pink cotton crochet one piece PJs with cute little bunny slippers! They are completely needle felted onto her little feet. Jaci is needle felted. She has black glass bead eyes that are securely sewn to the head. Jaci’s clothing/slippers are NOT removable. Jaci’s yummy cupcake measures 2.5″ X 2.5″ and is calorie free! This cupcake is stuffed with polyester fiber-fill. It is hand sewn with acrylic printed felt sheets. 100% merino cross is needle felted on top for icing! It’s all hand stitched and adorned with blanket-stitch edging and wool accents! Jaci can be with her sweet treat, or the cupcake can be used as a pin cushion. Quilter’s pins are attached to the cupcake to represent sprinkles.
What perfect little treats from our felting friend, Carolyn Neff, AKA Sneffca.