Felting Inspiration

I heart felted balls.  And they seem to be the hottest trend going right now.  I’ve looked at a lot of other wet felted projects but nothing seems as practical or playful as the felted ball.

I’ve collected some wool roving from Shepherd’s Cross and the Fiber Festival in the past weeks and I’m planning to roll up my sleeves and get felting this weekend.  From everything I’ve read – it seems pretty basic…get wool wet and soapy and roll it into a ball.  (Stay tuned for the inevitable post  “failures in felting”) But those simple wool balls have endless possibilities….

Merry Christmas indeed!  The fabulously creative Norwegians over at Pickles designed this amazing felted ball wreath.  I adore it.   If I could only summon the patience to make one for myself.

Speaking of patience,   can you imagine making enough balls for full sized rug?  A colossol undertaking for sure, but you’d have the world’s most beautiful rug to show for it.

Unfortunately, at my house it would become the world’s most beautiful dog bed.  Oh well… a girl can dream.

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I’m thinking my first project will be some felted beads to string into a necklace.  Sort of the Wilma Flinstone look.

After that, who knows?  I’ll just take it one ball at a time.

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