YARN & FIBRE

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: Yarn Doll Hair

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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 had some dark brown yarn lying about that would be ideally suited to a Jemima hair style. It didn’t take very long at all…

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pom pom maker

How To: Use a Pom Pom Maker

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I picked up this awesome set of Pom Pom makers in Japan at the most amazing department store called Tokyu Hands. Tokyu Hands is my idea of crafty heaven, it has everything a crafty person could ever dream of wanting, and then a million things more. I’ve always wanted one of these little gadgets, because making pom poms the old…

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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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needle felted easter egg

How To: Needle Felted Easter Egg

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This little project is a good introduction to needle felting as you don’t have to worry about shaping the egg, just the surface decoration. If you are new to the concept of needle felting, have a read of my Needle Felting Basics tutorial. You will need: -1 x Styrofoam egg shape -wool roving in your chosen colours, You will not…

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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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needle felting basics

Needle Felting Basic Tools & Instructions

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I often get asked – What is needle felting? Well the simple answer is: It’s a fibre craft that uses a barbed needle to felt wool roving into a solid 3D shape. I have put together a very simple guide with the basic tools and instructions to getting started for those of you that may want to give it a…

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