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I love working with felt, and after trying a needle felting kit that was provided in a previous Crafty Creatives box, I had a feeling I would love this kit just as much. Felting works by binding the fibre of the wools together, wet felting in particular can be used to create flat objects such as coasters and 3D objects such as slippers!!
This months kit included the following - A variety of different coloured wool (and yes, it's cruelty free!) I was happy to see a mix of colours and being provided with lengthy pieces of wool. Soap flakes, bubble wrap and netting. We were also given three projects to try, the first one being a coaster, another being a seamless purse which I would love to try but I need to think about how it would close?! (you use the bubble wrap and netting in conjunction with these two project, which I am yet still to try) The last project was for a 3D felted ball. I actually did a google search on wet felting to see the kind of things people make, some had made slippers, bags, 3D cats, there was so many amazing things. After spotting a few 3D felted balls in the shape of animals that's what I decided to do.
I made quite a few wet felted balls (I'll be posting a tutorial soon) some things I found out were the balls took a while to dry and I also struggled with getting them 100% smooth if anyone knows why/if I'm doing something wrong please let me know. One of the animals I made was this little Frog, I threaded the eyes on and ended up needle felting onto the ball with green felt and then attaching some string so he could be hung somewhere! I still feel like he is missing something, I tried adding a tongue and it didn't look right so I removed it. Someone also suggested giving him 3D feet which I wish I thought of before!! I might have to make another one with 3D feet, what do you guys think? For my first attempt I don't think I did too bad.
I really loved this craft, it was so much fun! Have you tried wet felting before? Let me know your thoughts on this months box.