How To Needle Felt: Studio 5 Appearance

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Today Kris had the opportunity to appear on NBC KSL-5 Studio 5 program. She shared with host, Brooke Walker, the techniques of needle felting! And what a fun day it was! We actually made it through without poked fingers! (It was the nightmare dream I had the night before the show!)

Watch below to see how the basic felted bead is made and how it can be turned into some beautiful jewelery!

And just for fun, here are a few pictures from our day! First off, it’s Kris with her laundry basket!

We were also lucky enough to have our sister-in-law and nieces and nephew come see us from California! What a wonderful visit we had and we look forward to a great weekend with them as well!  (And yes, those cute little ones are twins!)

And finally, here are a few more up-close photos of some of the projects we displayed on the table today. Enjoy!

So…what do you think? Is there a particular needle felting project you’d like to try? Do you have any questions regarding needle felting that you’d like to learn more about? Let us know below and we’ll be happy to help answer!

It’s a new year…how about trying something new with needle felting? You might just surprise yourself!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

-Kris and Kim

A “2nd Helping” – Follow Up From Episode 7 & Needle Felting Fun!

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Needle felting.

Have you caught the bug yet?

It’s been fun to read from Episode 7 about how many of you have always wanted to learn and now are excited to give it a try! And some have needle felted for years and truly enjoy it as well. Karen mentioned that she has done this same technique with silk and denim. We bet the results are gorgeous! Kathy commented that she could picture Christmas stockings being made this way. We agree!

In today’s 2nd helping post, we wanted to share another idea of how you can create different shapes with needle felting by using the everyday cookie cutter! It’s a great way to get a uniform shape PLUS it protects those hands even better!

Simply place the cookie cutter on top of the foam base (if you’re making the piece 3 dimensional), or on top of the main project you will be adhering the wool roving to. Add tufts of the wool roving to the inside of the cookie cutter. Let the felting begin!

For a 3-dimensional shape that stands on its own, follow these next few steps. Once the top side has been felted enough to begin taking form, pull up the shape, flip over, and insert back into the cookie cutter. Begin felting the other side. Flip back over again and continue this process until you are satisfied with the results. You may find it helpful to use a single needle when defining the edges.

Here is what we were able to do with 2 different sizes of heart cookie cutters!

Once the hearts were felted to the scarf, we outlined the shapes with 100% wool yarn. Felting yarn to a project is also a great way to add decorative scrolls, borders and more!

So what do you think? Are you ready to take a “stab” at it? (No pun intended!) :)

-Kim and Kris