Valentine's Day Needle Felted Hearts
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Warp or Weft and I want to thank the regular readers and all who visit this site. I am having so much fun documenting the things that I make and sharing them with all of you. I have so many projects in the works right now and I can't wait to share those with you and see where the year goes creatively.
In honor of Valentine's Day, I made these adorable needle felted hearts. They were simple and fun to make. All I used were heart shaped cookie cutters, felting needles, a needle felting foam block to protect the table and fiber. It was so simple and fun. To make each heart, place the cookie cutter on the foam block, put a good amount of fiber into the cookie cutter (more than you think you would need), and then poke the fiber all over until it starts to solidify into a form. Be careful when poking the needle through the felt because it hurts and may draw blood if you stick it into your finger (I accidentally did it and it was not fun). Flip over the cookie cutter with fiber inside and continue felting (flip as many times as you need until the fiber no longer sticks to the block). Remove the felted object from the cookie cutter and stick the pin in around the edges until they are smooth. Voila! You have a simple felted object.
If you are interested in a great needle felting class in Seattle, I highly recommend Bad Woman Yarn in the Wallingford Center. The instruction was great and you can't beat the price. You may need to contact the store to see when the next felting class is scheduled.
Another Valentine's project: Woven paper glitter heart
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