Friday, 29 December 2017

Making Felt Balls

I got a lovely Christmas present from my friend, Anna... a kit to make felt balls!

I nearly bought some pre-made ones off Etsy at some point fairly recently, as I think they're so cute and colourful.  I didn't end up buying them, though - I'd been doing a lot of spending and didn't think I could warrant any more.

So, I was very happy to have the chance to make my own, which is much more fun and satisfying!

Make your own gorgeous colourful felt balls!

I just love those colours!

I started off with just these nine balls, to try the method out and see how it went, as I'd never done any kind of felting before.  These involve a bit of needle-felting to form the round shape, and wet-felting to get it into a more stable felted ball.

Make your own gorgeous colourful felt balls!

I think I've done them right - it's hard to know, really!  One of each colour is a bit smaller than the other two.  The rest are pretty much the same size - give or take.  The three at the front of the above photo are the smaller ones - not that you can tell really as they are closest to the camera.

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them right now - but I like them grouped in threes, one of each colour - maybe a little bag charm / zip-pull something-or-other... we shall see!

Make your own gorgeous colourful felt balls!

Here you can see the un-spun merino wool that is used to form the felt balls - amazing how one turns into the other!

There is a green colour in the kit too, but I've not used that yet.  I'll make some green balls in my next session.  I'm looking forward to making more... a decorative string of felt balls would be good!

Thanks for a great present, Anna!

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  1. Oh I am so glad you enjoy making them. They look very neat and good enough to eat!xxx

    1. They're great! Such fun to make - thank you again for a great present! xx


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