Flat Needle Felting

Flat needle felting - needle felted white flower on pale orange felt

  Flat needle felting is a very easy way to create 2D designs on textiles. My daughter created the above flower design on wool felt, and then framed it with an old embroidery hoop! Above is a wool sweater that I shrank (by mistake!).  But, since it fit my daughter in its new size, we […]

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Needle Felted Flower Brooch

Needle Felted Flower Brooch and bouquet

  Needle felted flowers are pretty, and they are easy to make for children as well as for grown-ups.  By attaching a pin, the flowers can be made into a brooch, as I will describe below.  In fact, a flower brooch would be a wonderful handmade gift for Mother’s Day! For needle felting, you will […]

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What’s hiding in the shadows?

  Searching for the invisible creatures that hide in the shadows is a fun art project for kids and grown-ups.  You simply need a piece of paper, a pencil and an object with an interesting shadow.  But most of all, this detective work requires your keen imagination! The first key to finding worthy invisible creatures […]

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Decorating Easter Eggs

  In our household, the coming of Easter means that it is time to prepare eggs for decorating!  We empty the egg shells the traditional way, by blowing.  It is a bit dizzying and messy, but it is the kind of fun that goes hand in hand with the season! First, we briskly shake each […]

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Wild Flower Bookmarks

  Spring is coming! The other day, I went bicycling with my husband and daughter in the country and discovered that wild flowers were starting to bloom.  Soon, the fields will be full of bright yellow, purple, white, red, blue, pink, green… As always, we picked some wild flowers to bring home.  Unfortunately, they do […]

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