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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.


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

  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.

  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

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

  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!♥

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

  11. What a cute Snowman....!

    Many wishes for a Happy New Year from me



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