Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Felt Good!

You probably know that I've made a resolution this year to get my crafty arse into gear and make time each week do a little bit of making. I've also decided to up my game and actually learn some new skills. 


So last Saturday I signed myself up to do a morning workshop in felt making!

We were given free reign of the Merino wool basket, choosing which colours we wanted to use. I of course went for the 'Scarlett' red, hot pink and a bit of white:

We laid all our wool out on a bamboo mat and using the 'Wet Felting' technique added water and soap and rolled the whole thing up....
....much rolling later and very sore arm muscles I had made a piece of felt:
So what to make with my piece of handmade felt?...



Voilà!  A handmade felt rose brooch!

I'm quite pleased with the results of my first attempt at the craft, I'm also now totally hooked and am waiting a delivery of some merino wool so I can get making some more! Move over Kirstie Allsopp ;o) 

Have you tried felt making?

Big Love


P.s Ive been trying to leave comments on all your blogs but some blogs its not letting me get into the comments :o( Am going to try and get round it using Google Chrome but if I have missed commenting on your blog its not intentional - love you all xx

53 comments:

  1. Your brooch is gorgeous. Love the white mixed in with the red. M x
    PS: I am having similar problems with not being able to comment on some blogs.

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  2. Wow - that's a fabulous brooch - lush colours. Well done you - way way way better than Kirstie's robin.

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  3. Lovely brooch - well done!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  4. Love the brooch. I have never tried felting before looks like fun. Must admit I have been having probs leaving comments since the new reply system has been in place. I am replying to a blogger who has just left a comment rather than commenting properly as it just won't let me.:/ x

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  5. It turned out great! And that has to be such a good feeling to have done it with your own little mits *winks* Vanna

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  6. What a lovely new craft. The brooch is beautiful.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  7. Ooh, nice job - your felt rose is gorgeous. I've only tried the odd bit of felt bead making myself and found it VERY hard work on the arms.

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  8. Your rose is lovely. I'm so impressed that you made it from scratch, so to speak.

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  9. Gorgeous rose! I've been saying for some time now that I want to try felting. I need to just DO it! You've inspired me.

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  10. OMG! It is gorgeous! Felting looks like so much fun. Tam x

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  11. I can't believe out of that poof you made a rose.....lovely!

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  12. Your felt was wonderful and I love the flower you made. I've never made felt but it is on my list to try! Good Job!

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  13. this is a great resolution darling and i love this beautiful handmade rose brooch!
    kiss,mary

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  14. Helloooo, that rose is very very scrumptiously pretty and if you make any more please let it be known that my birthday is on 2nd Feb and I like purples!!!! (just kidding)

    Can you comment on mine (blog I mean)?

    Cxx

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  15. Gorgeous, now that's truly handmade. I'd like to give it a go, I did win a book about felting but have yet to try it. Think I'd only be likely to if I was on a course.

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  16. That is beautiful. Way to go on learning a new skill!

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  17. What a gorgeous rose who knew felt could look so pretty!

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  18. Lovely...simply stunning! Great Job! Hugs

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  19. I went to a felting workshop too (ages ago) and made a pair of slippers, I was a governess on a sheep station at the time and we used wool (almost) straight off the sheep's back. They weren't as pretty as your rosey brooch though Scarlett. Good on you for trying new things, looking forward to checking out more of your creations during the year.

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  20. Such a pretty rose brooch! I haven't had a go at felt making before, but after seeing your lovely rose, I just may have to give it a try :)

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  21. hiya scarlett , wow i love your felt flower it is just gorgeous ,so much so it is making me think of giving it a goe too ?? tfs
    xmaggiex

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  22. OH OH!! so envious! always wanted to try to do the felting myself!! a perfect choice for the color and I absolutely adore the result! the felth rose brooch you made is gorgeous, Scarlett!!!i wanted to join a craft session that i saw advertised in cath kidston catalogue but i dont have anyone to accompany me hahaha so there goes my plan!

    xx susan

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  23. Can you use cat hair instead of wool? We have a lot of cat hair....

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  24. http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/11/crafting-with-cat-hair/

    Oh. My. Word. Now I've seen it all!

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  25. Scarlett. Scarlett. Scarlett. I am so impressed with your new crafty arse self. Love the brooch. Really stunning.

    I've felted in the past by washing old woolly jumpers on a very hot cycle. V easy.

    I see that Emma Kate mentions felting with cat hair. I've seen that on the internet. God. No. Dunno why but the very idea is making me quite squeamish.

    xx

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  26. I've never tried felting before and I must say it looks so much fun although I know you can do it apparently easily at home with an old jumper and the washing machine. Can't wait to see more felting and crafty adventures in the near future!

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  27. That brooch is GREAT! Get you, crafty arse! I bet you'll make hundreds now you know how! xxxx

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  28. Oh gosh this takes me right back, I did a spot of felt making at college, I remember it vividly now. I love what you made, great craft! xxx

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  29. That looks like so much fun.That rose looks perfect.I haven't done felt crafts since I was a kid.lol.It's nice to see what lovely things you can make with it.I havn't blogged much lately.my list of favorites are so long everyone gets lost.I'm working on it though.xx

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  30. What a gorgeous rose! Months back I watched tutorials for this and it looked like fun.

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  31. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog! Your blog is fantabulous, glad you found mine cos now I can follow you back :) Good luck in the giveaway! x

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  32. ooops, looks like I'm following you twice! Never mind - twice the fun lol :) x

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  33. I've alway fancied giving this a go but really don't need to bve taking up any other crafts, don't think my bank balance could handle it lol.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your brooch, fantabulous first attempt xx

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  34. That is awesome! I had no idea felt was made like that.. it sounds so easy! The rose you made is lovely and would look gorgeous pinned to a hat! xxx

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  35. I love love love this. I don't get how it goes from nothing to a rose. Bad ass!!!!

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  36. My daughter loves felting. Me, not so much, I'm allergic to wool. Your rose is beautiful.

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  37. That's gorgeous lady, my sister bought me a felting kit a couple of birthdays ago, it's still sitting in the cupboard. I will defo get it out now and have a go. x

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  38. I am very impressed lovely! Looks great!
    Sophie
    x

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  39. Hi Scarlett,

    The felt making looks fun, the rose is blooming lovely.........thanks for visiting, I'll just grab a coffee and have a good nose around your colourful,zany blog.

    lil x

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  40. Hey! Just discovered your blog. OMG that's gorgeous! Would love you to stop by my blog & if you love please follow, I'll be happy to follow you back xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  41. That's such a great one for the first try! I'm impressed and inspired--it's so cute!

    I found your blog through Teacups and Bunting. Your blog caught my eye because I'm a fellow Elvis lover too!

    Sarah
    singanddontbesilent.blogspot.com

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  42. Scarlett,
    Love your blog! Your rose brooch is quite lovely. This project has peaked my interest in felting! I am your newest follower.

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  43. Well done you, it looks really good and is very you x

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  44. Looks amazing! can't wait to see what else you create!!

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  45. I missed a felt making work shop while I was swanning around in India so I'm very envious of your new found craft. That corsage is gorgeous and very rockabilly! x

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  46. OOh, this brooch is gorgeous Scarlett! I love felted crafts, and your brooch is a real bobby dazzler. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I felt butt nekkid when I pressed the publish button but your lovely comment made me smile and made a big difference.. Thank you. Em xxxx

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  47. Ooh I have never done felt making before! Your rose brooch looks amazing!! :-D

    Thank you for popping over to my little blog and leaving such a lovely comment... I am LOVING you blog too, I can tell I'm going to enjoy reading it... your thrifting/ charity shop post had me in stitches! Can't wait to read more.

    Louise xx

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