It is so fun to explore what you can make with a bit of MC-1 Batting, Wool Felt and a Transfer Pen!
After transferring the wing pattern from printer paper to the felt with the Transfer Pen, the wings were needle felted onto the Wool Felt and then cut out.
The body was needle felted and slits cut into the sides. I used pins to plan the wing placement and overlap, then wings inserted into the slits. Hide the insertion points and join to the body more securely by needle felting wool between the wings and the body.
For this Elephant Hawk Moth, I first wet felted Fuchsia Merino Top and cut out the wing shape. then the accent colors were needle felted on top.
This awesome piece showed up in our fb group and we all fell in love! I had to scroll back up to see who made it…turns out, it is our newest Living Felt Fairy – Tanya! She has been with us a few months and picked up needle felting…isn’t this beautiful?!
“My 1st finished piece! Felted on 8×12 100% wool felt. It may end up in a frame or a little clutch purse… not sure.”
– Tanya Cisneros-Conreaux, Texas
Carol Snoeyenbos’ inspiration is her 82 year old auntie Phyllis!
“She called me over to her home last year all excited. She had found a new project for us to try!
She had a magazine clipping of a mushroom and told me we were going to create it!”
“So off we went to the internet to look for supplies (and found you) — we are both self-taught and enjoy just laughing and spending time together on craft projects… But now I’m hooked on wool felting!’
Carol loves anything Scandinavian! So she enjoys her little gnomes.
“I have had so many request for them that I sell them at a local Scandinavian store here in Minnesota.”
“With every gnome I create… I have learned they are hard to give up… Each little gnome goes a little faster, and each one gets a little better… They just make me smile.”
Her largest gnomes are about 12 inches all the way down to 5 inches. She used core wool for the shapes and then placed beautiful colors of felting wool from “your awesome business!!” She also used our Sun Dyed Premium Mohair Locks for beards and hair.