Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Felty fun

Looking for crafty inspiration for the school holidays? At The Drapery we have 100% pure new wool felt in a large range of delicious colours. Our customers are using it for all kinds of creative things, and today we'd like to show you some books full of felty cuteness and fun, suitable for crafty kids.
Felties by Nelly Pailloux has a bunch of critters that are palm-sized, hand-sewn and tooth-achingly sweet. Instructions are very clear, including step-by-step diagrams and a list of everything you need - mostly just felt, needle and thread and a bit of stuffing. (We have pure wool or corn fibre stuffing in store.) And a little bit of felt goes a long way with these tiny creatures!

Too sweet? How about Zombie Felties!

Again, the instructions are great and the examples below were sewn by 11 and 12 year old boys.

We also have Big Little Felt Universe which honestly has almost an entire universe of felt objects to make, from felt fruit to felt power tools, a laptop computer, doctor's kit with working syringe, hamburger, lipstick... you name it!
For a more huggable-sized toy, try Woolbot from Fiona's Hop Skip Jump toy-making book.
Or if you'd like to start with something really simple, this no-sew pencil roll takes just one piece of our felt and a small length of twill tape. Check out this sample in store for how-to.

Felt, felt, felt, felt! Pre-cut pieces at 45 x 25cm or larger cuts priced by meterage.

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