Friday, March 21, 2008

Fuzzy little Gems...

So here's a little example of what I've been working on lately....

I became interested in making felt beads when I worked on the London Beadery competition last summer.
Felt seemed like a good way to tie together the disparate elements of the kit that I'd have to work with. At that point, I couldn't find a source of wool roving in time, so I used commercially produced felt sheets and some wool yarn that I bought at the craft store (Michael's).

There's something that is just so enjoyable about the sensation of a needle passing through felt.
As I worked on that project, I was hooked.

A couple months ago, I was able to pick up some roving online and then in Toronto when I visited one of the coolest wool shop and hang-outs..."The Purple Purl" http://www.thepurplepurl.com/(Thanks Tish!). I also obtained a needle-felting kit for doing dry felting. After reading everything that I could find online about the various processes, I was off to the races! There is so much more to explore. I'm looking forward to really sinking my needle into this portable craft...

6 comments:

atawhisper said...

These are beautiful...I use felt a lot when I do my beadwork...mostly as a base to keep the beadwork strong...I'd love to learn how to make the beads...

MizMerryMac said...

Thanks Whisper...
You're in luck then! I'm putting together some tutorials that I'll have for sale at a very modest price.
Just keep checking back here for them!

Stephanie & Chris Haussler said...

I really love your embroidery on the felted balls, I am also a recent addict, though I am doing seed beading on my felted balls! Check mine out at pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com in the February blog archives. Nice Embroidery~keep up the good work!

Aussie Jo said...

Lovely beads, I found you through your win on the beading competition, Congratulations. I'd like to make my 7yr old daughter one of these necklaces.

MizMerryMac said...

Thanks Jo!
You're in luck then...
I'm going to have some tutorials on my methods available soon through BeadingDaily!
Feel free to keep an eye out for them there and here!

MizMerryMac said...

Thanks Stephanie...
I'll be sure to check it out!