Posts Tagged ‘yarn’

Felt Like It, Part 3

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

colorful wreath

 

I think this third part of the “Felt Like It” Series can be summed up by saying, “I like color!” This is a wreath I made for myself, using lots of bright candy colors. Sometimes more is more.

 

colorful wreath detail

A wreath for all seasons…

Felt Like It, Part 2

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

wreath details

I’ve made a lot of felt flowers, as is documented by these two wreaths. This is the second part in a multi-part series about my adventures in felt land. This picture looks like such a bounty of flowers.

two wreaths

 

These wreaths ended up being Christmas gifts for my sister-in-law and my mother. Making them wasn’t very difficult, just time consuming. They are made just as you might imagine, by wrapping yarn around a wreath form and then gluing flowers to them. I cut each flower by hand and used glue only to apply them to the wreath. They are all hand-stitched with matching thread. (I had a lot of downtime around the holidays last year.)

 

pink wreath details

I took two slightly different approaches to these wreaths. With the pink one, I went with the “more is more” idea. The base of the pink wreath is a straw wreath form. There is a lot of yarn wrapped around that. And there are a lot of flowers. The other wreath is a more minimal grouping of flowers, restricted to an all-red color scheme.

 

red wreath details

I used a foam form for the red one. This resulted in a much lighter weight wreath and a more uniform look to the exposed yarn areas.

Felt and yarntastic!