I love felt – it reminds me of playing with fuzzy felt characters when I was little. Making little scenes and revelling in the touch and sensation of the felt – how did it stick like that? And all the beautiful colours were just delicious.
So when Laura of Bugs and Fishes offered to send me some felt to help me with my 52 crafts project I of course jumped at the chance. But despite loving felt I’ve never really made anything with it. And I’m very time-poor this week so I needed a quick and easy but effective project to try.
My birthday is very very soon and I’m having a little barbecue on Sunday to celebrate so I decided a pretty party garland in the style of the one by The Purl Bee was the way to go.
I found three handy round differently-sized objects to draw around to make my circle templates (a little pot and two cotton reels) and cut them out of card. And then I got chopping into my rainbow of pretty felt scraps – so many gorgeous colours. Finally I simply and randomly sewed them together in one continuous thread – I used white thread (rather than the invisible recommended by Purl) and just kept going until I’d used them all up.
I think it looks gorgeous adorning my dresser (can you spot previous week’s projects? It’s fast turning into a mini art and vintage crockery gallery).
Do you have a favourite project using felt?