YARN & FIBRE

felt ball rattle

Make a Needle Felted Rattle Ball Toy

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It’s been a while since I posted a needle felting project, so I thought I would treat you to something a little bit special. I really love the idea of children playing with toys made from natural materials like wool, it’s really important developmentally to give them a rich sensory experience that plastic toys just don’t offer. This needle felted…

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crochet blythe beret

How to: Crochet Blythe Beret

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve gone a little loopy for making Blythe doll clothes. Had so many failed attempted early on that I lost my Blythe sewing mojo until it was rekindled by an impromptu swap organized via twitter. Anyhoo! I crocheted Perty this beautiful raspberry beret and thought you may like the…

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pom pom christmas wreath

How To: Pom Pom Wreath

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This Pom Pom Wreath is a fun to make alternative to the traditional Christmas wreath. You can make it with materials you may already have laying about the house. Get the kids involved in making the Pom Poms and you’ll have this cheerful Christmas decoration made in no time at all. There are lots of similar versions of this project…

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felted heart garland

How To: Needle Felt Heart Garland

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This is a very easy and pretty project for those new to needle felting. Make as many hearts as you like to decorate with love this festive season. For a beginners guide to needle felting you should check out my previous post: Needle Felting Basics How to make a Needle Felted Heart Garland You will need: Wool roving (assorted colors)…

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add yarn hair to a doll

How To Make Yarn Doll Hair

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An easy tutorial explaining how to make doll hair from yarn. Ideally suited for adding hair to rag dolls and other homemade soft toys. I thought I’d share my little impromptu project to upgrade Emma’s doll ‘Memma’, who was badly in need of a new hairstyle and sadly a little bit neglected. Emma loves Jemima from Play School and I…

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pom pom maker

How To Use a Pom Pom Maker

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Ever wondered how to make a perfectly rounds and fluffy pom pom? The trick is to use a doughnut shaped pom pom maker tool. I’ll show you how easy it is to make perfect pom poms with my step-by-step pom pom maker instructions. I picked up this awesome set of Pom Pom makers in Japan at the most amazing department…

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yarn wrapped easter egg

How To: Yarn Wrapped Egg

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I’m almost embarrassed to call this a tutorial because its so easy! You will need: Styrofoam egg yarn Glue or double sided tape scissors crochet hook How to: Cover your egg with some glue to hold the yarn in place (mine wasn’t very strong so I also used double sided tape over parts of the egg). Make a little hole…

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make a big felt button

How To: Make a Big Felt Button

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Here is an easy tutorial on making needle felted buttons that I created for the Haby Goddess newsletter, which went out today. Jodie has a fantastic online Haby store and also writes daily sewing and craft hints on her facebook page. A must read, really worth a visit. Needles ready? Needle felting is a technique where you felt together wool…

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