How to Nuno Felt a Silk Scarf

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11May
how to nuno felt a silk scarf

Want to know how to nuno felt a silk scarf? Read on…   Here we are, my friend Carrie and I at “Saviour of the Lost Arts” about to begin our Nuno Felting scarf workshop.   Our teacher was Julie of The Mountain Spinnery.  Julie is about to start teaching classes in Woolloongabba.  Visit her website for details. Why not make…

How to Make Toy Horse Reins (Children’s toy)

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6May
how to make toy horse reins

How to make Toy Horse Reins using fingerknitting and a piece of handmade felt!   Over the years, the horse reins from felt and fingerknitting have proved to be a big favourite with children and adults alike.  They are super simple, yet really effective, and are often the first ‘toy’ that a mother makes for her child with her own hand.  It…

How To Make A Felt Ball- Quick and Easy

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16Oct
how to make a felt ball

How To Make A Felt Ball- Quick and Easy How-To   Making felt balls is lots of fun. There is water, and fleece, and soapy bubbles, and mess, and splashes. What’s not to love? You can use felt balls for lots of things. Felt ball necklaces for kids and adults, felt ball bracelets, felt ball dolls, felt ball rugs (oh,…

How To Wet Felt A Vessel Workshop with Meg Geer

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11Oct
How To Wet Felt A Vessel Workshop with Meg Geer

How To Wet Felt A Vessel Workshop with Meg Geer   Have you ever wanted to learn how to wet felt a pretty vessel to display in your home? If you have, perhaps you’d like to join me in my first workshop of 2013, hosted at my crafty place here in Brunswick Heads and taught by my felting extraordinaire friend…

How to make a circular piece of handmade felt

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10Oct
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How to make a circular piece of handmade felt Making a piece of handmade felt is easy once you know how. The biggest challenge of making wet felt is that it requires quite a bit of energy to do all the rolling. But fear not, you can make this piece of circular felt with much less effort. No rolling required….

How To Make Felt Flowers: DIY Bookmark

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22Aug
how to make felt flowers

Project #22: How To Make Felt Flowers: DIY Bookmark Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Making flowers is lovely fun!   I needed a new bookmark, and inspired by the twistie rope that keeps the communication book at Ned’s preschool open for us to read and write in, I thought I’d make a flower inspired one. I learned how to make felt flowers…

How to make handmade iphone cases using felt

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31May
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I’ve been thinking about handmade iphone cases for a while and finally sewed this handmade iphone case because I’m always losing my phone in my bag!  Now, I have it clipped onto a keyring that is attached to the handle of my bag. I can just pop my hand in and pull it out, like a magician who whips the…

Craft projects: Make your own wet felting story landscape mat

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28May
craft projects wet felting storymat

Are you looking for new craft projects? You might like this. For years now, I’ve been playing with the art of wet felting. One of my favourite things to make with wet-felting is a story landscape mat. These wet felting mats can be used as a simple (or not-so-simple!) foundation for mums, dads, or teachers to begin their storytelling adventures,…

How to make a simple brooch using felt circles and embroidery

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8Apr
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Sometimes, the simplest thing can be a winner. This brooch is made from four circles cut from felt using pinking shears and is embellished with just a touch of embroidery. Children can make them too. What a fun holiday craft to do on a rainy or overcast day. 1.  Draw four circles of slightly varied sizes onto sheets of tracing…

Toadstool Hair Clip Holder: A how-to tutorial

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18Apr

I love a practical craft and this one is super cute too. A toadstool hair clip holder to keep all those itty bitty hairclips in one spot. And it gets better than that too.  The toadstool spots can hold rings or small bits of jewellery. Cute and practical.  It’s a winner. To make one, you’ll need to cut out a…

‘Felt Designs on Calico’ Embroidery Hoop Art

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27Feb

I needed a sign.  A sign for my craft/writing/webinar/life organising room. What do you think? I think this just about sums it up perfectly. Why not make your own perfectly imperfect sign too? How to make your own Calico embroidery hoop art. First, you need to prepare the calico. Then it’s just a matter of cutting out your design from…

Felt on Canvas Wall Art DIY Tutorial

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17Feb

(Felt on Canvas Wall Art DIY tutorial below) We’ve just moved into a rental house. I haven’t lived in a rental house since I was 25 when I bought my first little brick and tile house back when houses cost $120,000.  (I remember at the time thinking that was a LOT of money and almost choking when I had to…