Finished It Friday – Felt making

A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by for last weeks Finished It Friday and giveaway. Mollie Makes has certainly had a massive impact on lots of people judging by the desire to get hold of the first issue. Thank you also for all your lovely best wishes and tales of your own experience of redundancy and how so many of you had used it as an opportunity to pursue creative and family pursuits.

We’ve had great fun this first week of the holidays, ‘helping’ my OH renew fences in the garden. The 2YO’s plastic tool kit has been put to great use. Yesterday my 8YO and I had a wonderful morning at Make & Do Studio, learning how to wet felt. It was a brilliant experience, with expert tuition for a small group of children.

We learnt how to turn this:

Into this:

Felting, felt workshop, make and do studio, stockton heath, children
She drew a design onto paper first and then cut it out to use as a template. The blue felt was made first and then the colours overlaid.

It was amazing to see how the little pieces eventually knitted to the background piece and how sturdy the felt fabric turned out.

We’ve just got to sew the two pieces together and add the handle, now that the piece has dried thoroughly. We’ve also got a kit for home and some wool to have a go at some other things. I quite fancy trying to make some felt beads to thread as a necklace or bracelet.

There were some gorgeously inspiring entries last week. If you haven’t had chance to check them out please do.

Click on the images to see the story behind them


Claire's 365 Amigurumi dinosaur

Read Dillytante's story of making a house a home

Jax talks about finishing The Sea on Our Skin, which is pretty amazing with a 4 week old. Finishing a cup of tea would have got a round of applause from me.

A beautiful ruffled belt tutorial from Mum of All Trades

Another Goldfish has completed a sweet 'Gnome Sweet Gnome' cross stitch

Pampootie has finished a wonderful shawl, with a link to a free pattern for it

So what have you finished this week? Some craft, a book, the crossword or mending your fences? Leave a link below so we can have an ooh and an ahh.


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