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 a circular piece of handmade felt

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10Oct
How to make a circular piece of handmade felt16

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….

Waldorf Spring Festival Celebration Ideas

Posted under Holidays and Festivals

25Sep
waldorf spring celebration ideas

On Wednesday last week, Ned’s preschool celebrated the arrival of Spring! Oh, I do think this is my favourite time of year. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, joy is everywhere. And of course, celebration is in the air. Ned’s Spring Festival began with a quiet gathering inside. The children sat on chairs in a circle, or on…

NEW: How to make a Hand-Felted Story Mat E-book is available to BUY NOW!

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16Jan

Please note: This book is a PDF file that can be downloaded to your computer and printed, or simply read from your screen or Ipad.  You do not need a e-book reader for this book. Have you heard about the art of felt-making? Regular MamaMoontime readers will know that I love to felt, and often teach classes and workshops showing…

Make a Felt Bowl: a how-to tutorial. Part Two

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27Nov

Thread a needle with white cotton, tie a knot and leave about a one inch tail. When your felt circle is dry, run a gathering stitch using this cotton around the perimeter of the shape. Sew the thread about 1/2 cm from the edge. When you are back to the start, pull on both cotton tails to gather the tacking…

Make a Felt Bowl: a how-to tutorial, Part One

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27Nov

To make the bowl, we first need to make a circle of felt. The great thing about this project is that your felt doesn’t need to be absolutely perfectly round. It’s a great one for children to do as it is quick and easy too. Here my 12-year old neighbour Holly is my trusty assistant. She is making a white…

Make a felt rope: A how-to tutorial

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26Nov

Felt ropes are such fun! Children LOVE to roll them, getting all soapy and sudsy and wet. They also love making necklaces, snakes and bracelets with them or just playing with them too. It’s a great sunny day activity. All you need is some lengths of dry coloured fleece about 50cm long, and a bucket of soapy water. If I’m…

How to make a handmade felted Christmas candle holder

Posted under Christmas, Felt and Felting

2Nov

I love red. I love red and white. Don’t you? They are just so magnificent together. This simple candle holder would make a great centrepiece for the Christmas Day table, don’t you think? It is an easy craft and not at all ‘precious’. This candle holder was designed by one of my best friends in the whole world, Jen McCormack,of…

Make your own hand-felted poinsettia-inspired felt mat for Advent time

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28Nov

Today is the first day of Advent. Last year, I posted a series of articles about Advent and the progression of events and meanings behind this four week lead up to Christmas. You can read the first one Advent Time . Today, we have a new felt candle centre for our family table. I wanted to make something beautiful and…

Felt Storymat Examples

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21Nov

Tamar made a lovely vertical playmat. Steph made a nature mat for her son for Christmas, complete with golden path, rock lined pond and a vegie patch.  Steph is going to continue embellishing this with needle felting. Lara’s toadstool house was loved by all. And Afra and her two little ones made their Advent spiral, also to be embellished with…

Handmade Story prop ideas for Hungry Little Caterpillar Story Idea #2

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12Sep

When I was storing my props, I came across a long-forgotten set. This ‘cocoon’ was some fleece rovings that had unintentionally felted into this shape. Perfect, I thought, and set to work! My caterpillar (of course, I made two heads- One for caterpillar and one for butterfly). The felt ball was felted around a knot in a piece of silky…