Sunday, 16 April 2017

Needle felted Jawa from Star Wars revisited

The other year I was delighted to get in touch with Cozy Classic book creators Jack & Holman Wang. They produce a beautiful range of books aimed at small children perfect for bedtime special time with family. The books contain very little words instead using the imagination and wonderful photos of scenes to follow​ the journey. All the characters are needle felted and the sets are like mini movie sets. The books range from Classic novels like Oliver Twist and Moby Dick to sci-fi legends, Star Wars the original trilogy are my favourite so far! Though saying that the new Wizard of Oz book is coming out next month! Very exciting and yes I am a grown up but I will still be buying it as I just love them!

Showing an interest in their creative talents and of course my love of both Star Wars and needle felting I was delighted to be given a link on how to create my own needle felted Jawa! So I grabbed some wool and my needles and had a go!
Here is my creation! I was quite pleased with the result!




Jack & Holman Wang's fabulous tutorial on how to make a Jawa is available via Scribd app on playstore.

https://www.scribd.com/mobile/document/265069108/Star-Wars-Epic-Yarns-Felted-Jawa-How-To


Please visit their youtube link here:
https://youtu.be/x9aPZ0stk4s

The series of their books including the Star Wars trilogy is available on Amazon.







Sunday, 9 April 2017

Needle felting a jazzy birds nest, Easter project by Kat Hazelton.

Needle felted Jazzy Eggs ornie by Kat Hazelton

This is a really easy project perfect for a table display, hanging on ornamental twigs or as a gift for Easter. Would be perfect project to do with children though supervision is recommended as needle felting needles are very sharp!

What you need:
Polystyrene egg shapes(I bought little ones from Hobbycraft)
Assortment of merino felting wool
Felting mat to work on
Felting needles
Ready made decorative birds nests(Mine came from The Range)
Glue to glue eggs into basket.
Thread (optional to hang up)
Scissors

Covering your egg in wool.

Take little wisps of your chosen felting wool and start gently needle felted onto the egg. Try not to stab over the same area too much as you can damage the polystyrene.


 Needle felt your wool all over your egg covering all the white polystyrene.

 When the egg is totally covered gently roll between your hands to smooth out any loose fibres.

 Decorating your egg with a swirly pattern.

To add a swirly pattern take a long piece of wool and needle felt it onto the bottom of your egg shape. This is the flatter end.


 Wrap and needle felt as you go leaving the main colour of your egg in between as shown in photo.

 Carry on until you reach the more pointed part of your egg or until wool runs out. If too long snip with scissors and needle felt into place.

 Decorating your egg with a spotted pattern.

Take little wisps of wool and needle felt little dots all over your egg.


 Try adding different colours for a fun effect.

Now glue your little eggs into their nest. You can now add thread to hand them up or how about adding some moss or little feathers! And you don't have to do birds eggs try doing them in other colours maybe as dragon eggs! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial have fun and happy Easter..

Please excuse any typos I did this tutorial via my mobile and it misbehaves! Lol! 

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