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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Felted Snowman Project

Making snowmen was my favorite activity when I was young, with all the snow we had in Regina Saskatchewan. Since I have lived in Victoria B.C. since I was nine years old, we rarely get snow here so, I haven't had a chance to make or even see real snowmen. This snowman is 6" in height. I thought it would be fun to try felting a snowman. I made the three balls by felting with hot soapy water in the washer and dryer. Then I felted them together with a felting tool. I cut out tiny bits of black wool felt for the coal button, smile and eyes. Extra felt was added by felting for the arms, cheeks and chin. A tiny roll of black wool was added for the nose.  Handspun wool for the hat with a blue roving added for variation of colour. Then I draped a piece of blue roving around the neck and felted it onto the body for a scarf. I really enjoyed the way the felting tool shaped the cheeks and chin. The hat has a felted pompom too. It was so much fun making this snowman and I didn't get cold!! Hugs, Jean

 Here is a photo of the felting tool I used to embellish the snowman with more wool, roving and wool. It has three barbed fine needles. You just press into the felt a bunch of times and it embellishes. It is by Clover, you can use the barbed needles individually for smaller projects of embellishing.

11 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas Jean. Love, love your snowman!

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  2. Que bonito te ha quedado el muñequito de nieve. El tutorial de la alfombra chenilla esta muy bien.
    Suelo seguir tus trabajos.
    Felices fiestas de Navidad.
    Un abrazo.

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  3. too cute! you can show a picture of the tool to felt? I do not know ...
    thanks for the tutorial, kisses and best wishes for a Merry Christmas!
    Caterina

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  4. Oh Sooooooooooo Adorable!!! Merry Christmas Jean. xxx Morena

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  5. Thank you so much everyone and Merry Christmas to each of you!! I've added a photo of the tool I used for you to see Caterina. Hugs, Jean

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  6. Merry Christmas Jean, wishing you and your family a lovely christmas :)
    Julia xx

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  7. He looks a Jolly Little Chap..
    Merry Christmas to you and your Family Jean. I hope you have a wonderful time and best wishes for the New Year, I hope it brings you all you wish for.

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  8. Oh, he's cute and he looks like he was fun to make! Thank you for sharing him. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Jean- he is adorable! I love his hat and scarf! I think I need one of those felting tools- I usually just hold the needle- seems I would poke myself less with that tool :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! Big hugs!♥

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  10. What a super snow man, such a character. Thank-you for following my blog :)

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  11. What a cute Snowman....!

    Many wishes for a Happy New Year from me

    PuNo/Monika

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