Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wool Felt House


Once I was at Winterwood and saw a gorgeous toadstool/mushroom house made from wool felt. I was so impressed I decided to try my hand at making one.


I bought some beautiful 5 mm thick wool-felt, cut it to size & hand stitched it.
I needle/dry felted the roof with base wool then, once it was the right shape I needled it again with a beautiful bright red corriedale wool.

This was my first attempt at needle/dry felting ever! It was a semi-painful but fun learning experience (a bit like using my new computer).


My friend Yvette asked me to make her one for her daughter, so I did.
I made the 'roof' a different shape and colour to my first attempt.




And these are the people who live there!

I am currently making a 'big' house so that a few hands can get in and play at the same time..
Watch this space....

8 comments:

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

These are great Peta. Such a brilliant job for your first attempt at needle/dry felting. I especially love "the people who live there!".

PS... you need to make peace with the computer!

Tania said...

Wow! I am watching this space - I'd love to see how the bigger version goes. So far I have steered clear of the dry felting and left that to the other Steiner School Mum's, but you may just have convinced me to give it a whirl!

i cant sew said...

this is wonderful... i would pary big bucks or someone to teach me how to needle felt... how did you teach yourself?
i will be back
%*_*% rosey

Michelle said...

love these little mushroom houses...
very, very cute!!!

snowflakes4sam said...

Hi Peta, these almost look as good in photos as in real life. did you still use the felted woolen jumper for the grass base - ingenious idea. can't wait to see your next projects and just might join you in the blogging if it's not too hard. Sam.

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

These are fabulous. So cute!

Treacle Beak said...

Great job of your mushroom houses Peta. I love the little people too. I think needle felting is quite difficult and time consuming, so good on you!

Thea said...

Too cute! Love mushrooms as you can probably tell by our fabric.