A Felted Hallowe’en: Part 2

Everybody enjoy a bit of messy play.

Inspired by a big bag of wool fibre in a range of amazingly lush colours recently gifted to us by a friend, we embarked on creating some autumnal/hallowe’en decorations. We used ordinary hand soap for the felting, this being the first time trying out the technique and soap being available at hand, and it worked well. We made small balls by adding thin layers of wool fibre in different shades of orange, red and brown, adding more soapy water throughout and gently rolling the fibre into a fairly firm ball.

Once dried I tied the felted pieces with embroidery thread and attached a couple of leaves cut out of wool felt (hobby felt would work as well but is not nearly as nice to the touch). Et voilà: we got ourselves some pumpkins.

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