DIY FELTED GARLAND10:19 AM
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"I used about 1.5 oz. wool roving in several colors, and got about 48 balls out of it. I needed two pairs of stockings to tie up the roving, and used the washing machine technique for felting. The problem was that wherever the stocking gathered between knots, it created a crease in the felted ball. I wound up with 48 little brightly colored…fannies (which you can sort of see in the bowl in the photo below). Ahem. So I hauled my fanny to the craft store and bought some needle felting tools. I’d only tried needle felting once, at a sheep and wool festival, but that little demo provided me with all the knowledge I needed for this project i.e., stabstabstabstabstabstabstab..."
And if you are anything like me, you probably want to see this technique in action. I did a quick YouTube search to see this felting technique in action. Here is a step-by-step on the water felting technique. This seems like a fabulous needle felting & water felting tutorial that is a little more involved than above, but definitely gets a great result. Good luck!