Monday, May 11, 2009

Felted-ness

Sorry for not posting last week - I had a friend visiting and so was busy with fun stuff like baking, shopping and having tea!

I've had these projects done for a while now but hadn't taken pictures till recently. I've been interesting in felting this winter/spring and these were my first attempts at felting something I had knitted. This bowl turned out well although I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for.



These nests were for using at daycare for spring & bird themes. I like these nests because they are hygenic and safe for the children to touch without me worrying about them putting their hands in their mouths or eating the nest! (I work with 18-30 month olds.) The eggs inside were made by felting wool around a plastic Easter egg or trying to wet felt an egg shape. Both were successful.





If you would like to make a felted nest too the tutorial I used is here:
Knitted Felted Nest.

3 comments:

  1. Laura, Your nests are beautiful! I love your felted eggs, too! I am so glad the children liked them.

    If you like you can post them to the Flickr group I created for items made from my tutorials. Thank you for sharing them.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/meli_melo_projects/

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  2. The nests are adorable! I especially love the tones in the first one. Lovely.

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