I Felted... now what?
So, if you are anything like I was in the beginning, if you were just felting away to see if you could do it, you’ve amassed a fair amount of felted items and you’ve no idea what to do with them. Unless you were sculpting or stabbing with a finished project in mind, you have pieces that are too precious to discard, but too many to just keep in a tote. Well, here are some ideas for you:
The picture shows a sculpture in progress: my mini dachshund, Schatsie.
You also see a number of felted ‘rocks’, some of which will be connected with hand stitches and a long needle to become a rock trivet that can be used to protect your tabletop. Imagine the same rocks, only many, many more of them, connected together to create a felted ‘rock’ rug-nice and cushy feeling underneath your feet!
The freeform ‘rose’ shape on the far left was turned into the focal point of a greeting card. It could also have become a brooch pin or could have been stitched onto a garment to decoratively repair a small hole or stain.
Over my years of felting, I’ve created jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more), covers for books and notepads, cup sleeves (I called them Cuppa Cuffs), bags of all sizes, and hats. And I feel like I’ve only just begun (cue the Carpenters) to explore all that felting can become.
I encourage you to explore yourself-to read all the books (my choice for a felting bible is Uniquely Felt by Christine White), and take the opportunities to learn more every chance that presents itself. Stay tuned here to find out when I open The FELTit Experience to insiders when. I return from Moy Mackay’s workshop in late February!