Friday, 3 April 2009

IT'S FUZZY - IT'S FELT!

Here's a new challenge for you - to making something using felt! This is such a versatile material - cheap and readily available in a wide range of colours, and you can stick it or sew it, so what's stopping you? Some of you may even be making your own felt - Linda's exploring this at the moment, but I'm still using the bought kind.

And you can see just how many different ways you can use it - the pincushions are made from a tutorial here and are made around a plastic bottle cap so they're tiny and make wonderful little presents. Then there's a flower brooch made using felt "beads", and Linda made me this little pink birdie as a present ....

This blue house hanging is lightly padded and appliqued with felt and buttons, with a hanging metal charm to finish it off.

Now I'm sure that you'll be showing us ideas and possibilities we'd never have thought of - which is what we love about doing this. But please nicely, if at all possible, we'd prefer it to be new original work and not just something you made ages ago which "fits". Anything else is outside the spirit of what we're trying to do here, which is explore new media, try new techniques and find out that we can do more than we ever dreamed we could!!

25 comments:

Maureen said...

This is a great one, looking forward to having a go!

Lynn said...

Another great challenge girls :) Looking forward to see what everyone comes up with. I love the pincushions Rosie and that bird Linda made you is just lovely :)

RubyMay said...

Gorgeous pincushions and little bird...Love what you've made.
Heres my piece for this week !
TFL x

Jaqi said...

This is different, love all the examples, that little bird is so cute, and the pin cushions are lovely too , even the little wall hanging, I love them all.
I have some felt so I will get my thinking cap on, as sewing is not my strong point, hehehe.
Thank you for the inspiration, JAQI

Jana said...

This one looks like great fun.
I am thinking..... Can't you hear the alarms going off...

ooglebloops said...

Oh no, I feel myself getting sucked in again.....!!! LOL guess I'll give this one a try!!! Those pin cushions are sooo cute - and only as big as a bottle cap????

Glycérine said...

The pin cushions are too nice !!
Here is my participation..
http://bullesdeglycerin.canalblog.com/albums/tites_feutrines/photos/36114647-190209_006.html

Cora said...

Here is mine.
http://paperflowers1.blogspot.com/2009/04/here-is-felted-cover-of-book-for-art.html

Maureen said...

My piece is on my blog.

hurleymurley said...

Here's mine!

Although I must say it looks much better in real life than it does in my rubbish pictures!

I'm VERY impressed with everyone else's contributions so far ;-)

Lorraine said...

glad to have time to join in this week..I made a felted brooch and bracelet today

Rosie said...

This was fun and now I have a really fab summer hat to wear!! Teehee!! =)

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/04/04/felted-hatband/

As you can see, I am resisting packing my supplies... ;o)

Maureen said...

One more piece on my blog, a bit different but definitely felt!

Bev said...

I'm new here thanks to my friend Lynn who shared with me what a great place this was to enter in the great Challenges. I did a Comfort Doll in felt so thought I'd post it as my entry!!
It can be found in my blog, HE LIVES
http://bevie2u2.blogspot.com
xx
Bevie

Jaqi said...

My project including felt is on my blog and can be found here;

Thank you Jaqi

Lynn Guinn said...

Hey, Girls, (or grils, as my 3rd graders used to spell it) check out my blog.

Lynn said...

I have fuzzy and I have felt, just finished my challenge today, it is on my blog at Her Creative Spririt :) Thanks again for a fun challenge, I am enjoying visiting all the other girls who joined in too.

Jan said...

Thank you girls for another great challenge - mine is on my blog.

Genie said...

Lovely work, have added an Embellished Felt case, your challenge made me finally decide what to make with the original felted piece .

ooglebloops said...

Well, I finished another one of your challenges!! If I had more time, I would have liked to do something fancy - but this is what time allowed!!:>)
http://artfullyooglebloops.blogspot.com/2009/04/another-challenge.html

Jan said...

Just another little thing whilst I had my felt pieces out!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Don't know how you do it, another brilliant challenge and wonderful and inspiring samples as always. Here is my felted wool ladybug:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/abaa-felt/

LaY hOoN said...

Thank you for this such awesome challenge posted.
My submission
http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2009/04/felt-cake.html

Thank you.

Rosemary said...

Just something simple over at my blog for this challenge:

http://freeadvicewortheverypenny.blogspot.com/2009/04/awfully-big-art-adventures-challenge.html

A good challenge and some lovely submittals by the ladies here.

lilibulle said...

very nice challenge!! thanks for the tutorial!! so clever!
my girly felt artworck is on my blog thanks for looking!!
123lilibulle.canalblog.com or clic on my name!!