A few weeks ago a visit to a re-enactment day and the girls loved the idea of wet felting. We’ve needle felted before but not wet felted so we pulled out our trusty supplies, looked up how to do it and had a go. In the few relatively nice days we had this summer, the girls sat on the patio with soap and water and blended fibres and got wet and messy but clean at the same time!
Being a little slapdash and short on attention, their desire to create intricate pieces was fairly short lived. They did enjoy the process and the fun of making up blends of colours but were short on patience at making really flat felt. This left us with lots of pieces of felted wool in a variety of fun mixes and nothing to quite do with them so we hit upon the idea of a collage style picture.
We cut leaf and petal shapes from all the different pieces of felt and then needle felted (it was raining!) some blue and green blends together. Then we stuck some linen on to the board at the back of a large 30″ picture and stuck the sky and grass backing on to the linen.
Once they were no, we arranged petals and central circles on to the scene and stuck them down with tacky glue. The felted stems were twists of fibre needle felted into shape and stuck down. Once completed we put a dark wood frame on it and got it ready for the wall. You’d have a picture of it there if I hadn’t smashed the frame carrying it out to take this picture!
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