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Special Mother’s Day Pack - Slippers For Mommy & Baby

Apr 25, 2018

Looking for something special for Mother’s Day?

Here’s an original present for a crafty mom: a special MOTHER’S DAY PACK that includes 2 tutorials

This is a LIMITED OFFER – April 26 to May 10

You can find out more about these 2 tutorials here and here.

Talk to you soon!

 

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The Felted Slippers Video Tutorial Is finally Out!

Apr 10, 2018

I’ve finally finished writing, filming and editing the felted slippers video tutorial for you

It’s now available in my Etsy shop. Wanna know more? Check out the introduction video!

 

 

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Felt Slippers – Wet Felting Tutorial

Apr 03, 2018
 

Felt your own wool slippers without having to rely on the scattered information from the Internet any more. Here’s a workshop that’ll give you the step-by-step instructions, with all the details you need to wet felt adult slippers.

Sound good?

I’ve had several requests to create a workshop on how to wet felt slippers for adults. Of course the possibilities are endless, be it in terms of how you shape the felt shoes or how you decorate them.

So, I gave it some thought, before I decided to produce a first workshop about slippers, because I wanted to give you the biggest benefit possible. I wanted to create a workshop that could give you the basics, so that you can develop your own creations from here.

And I ended up going back to the model I used to make and sell years ago. There are a couple of reasons for that:

  • They are colorful (at least, I make them colorful )
  • They can be worn by both men and women
  • The decoration I suggest is simple, so they’re easy to...
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Felt Flower Ring & Flower Brooch Tutorial – Spring Sale

Mar 22, 2018
 

Spring is here! And with it the blue skies, the warm days spent outside, the flowers, brighter colors…

To celebrate, I’m joining the World of Etsy Sales Event, March 22-29. Visit my Etsy shop and get the tutorials on Spring jewelry, all of them with a 25% discount.

Spreading Spring Songs

 

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Felt Is Hygge :)

Mar 14, 2018
 

What is hygge?

Hygge is a Danish word that has no direct translation.

The Oxford Dictionary defines it as:

[noun] A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)

Hygge is…

… having brunch with friends.

Hygge is…

… cuddling up on the sofa on a rainy day.

Hygge is…

… enjoying a hot cocoa while it snows outside.

Hygge is…

reading a book in bed on a Sunday morning.

Hygge is…

… listening to the crackling sounds of the fireplace.

And hygge is…

… wearing a beautiful, soft pair of wool slippers felted by YOU.

COMING SOON!

 

Photo credits in order of appearance:

https://unsplash.com/@mikenewbry

https://unsplash.com/@rvignes

https://unsplash.com/@brookelark

https://unsplash.com/@oskarmalm

https://unsplash.com/@anete_lusina

https://unsplash.com/@thoughtcatalog

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Baby Hat Daisy – NEW Wet Felting Tutorial

Mar 01, 2018
 

So, you’d like to learn how to felt hats for your kids Then this is the right workshop for you.

After this workshop, you’ll be able to customize the hats by changing the size and the color. And, once you get the hang of it, you can also make them in any shape you want.

It gives you the instructions for 6 different head sizes, from 33 cm (newborn) to 51 cm.

This is an intermediate level workshop, so you should have some experience and feel confident with the wool already.

You’ll be felting around a resist, and the project should take you about 3 to 4 hours to complete.

You’ll need the usual equipment to wet felt, plus a white wool batt (around 100 grams), a white and a yellow wool top (around 50 grams each).

With this workshop you’ll get 8 downloadable high-definition videos, and 2 PDFs, all of which you can save in your computer, and return to any time you want.

You’ll learn:

  1. How to make the resist for the right size
  2. Which is the best material...
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Wool Batts VS Pre-Felts – The Q&A Sessions

Feb 13, 2018
 

Welcome to the second episode of the Q&A sessions.

Today I have an important question about the basics of wet felting. MorningCoffee left this comment on my YouTube video “Felting sheets with wool batting”. Even though I’ve already given her a short answer, I’d like to say something more about it, since it’s a very frequent question. So, MorningCoffee says:

“I have a question. I don’t know if it was covered already, so sorry if it has. But is wool batt the same as “pre-felt” sheets?”

And the answer is NO. The confusion might come from the fact that they look similar, but they’re actually very different products.

I’ve already spoken a bit about wool batts and pre-felts in a couple of my blog posts and I’ll include the links to those below. But I’ve never addressed this directly.

Now, I avoid using a lot of technical terms in my videos because I don’t want to overwhelm you. Especially if...

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How To Design A Resist For A Bag – The Q&A Sessions

Jan 31, 2018
 

Welcome to the first episode of my new Q&A series.

If you still have trouble finding the right way to make a resist for a 3D wet felted object, this episode is for you.

Today’s question is from Kathryn, from Walla Walla, in Washington state.

And Kathryn writes:

 

“I am trying to make a wet felted case for my son’s new MacBook Pro computer. I viewed your template making video for the clutch bag – thinking I could use that for my effort.

I made the template and started to lay out the wool and realized that I didn’t know why I needed the top resist.

You have a resist that has a top and bottom, when I thought I only needed the bottom to cover with wool, so that I could make the pocket.

If I don’t intend the top to have a pocket, why do I need the top part of the template?

I ended up cutting the template in half and placing the top part under the bubble wrap to serve as a guide, as I wanted the top to cover the bottom of the bag as I see...

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New Wet Felting Tutorials In 2018 And A Surprise

Jan 18, 2018
 

After a short break, I’m now back with some changes. Since I’ve been getting more and more questions from you, I’m planning on making Q&A videos.

So, if there’s something you’d like to know about wet felting, just send me an email and I’ll address it in one of the next videos.

In the next couple of months, I’ll be working on workshops about baby items, felted toys, and slippers and bags, because these are some of the tutorials people are looking for.

Something else that’s on my mind is to expand to another platform, besides Etsy, to allow me to make longer courses. And I’d love to know your thoughts on that.

So, take a look at the video, and make sure you stay until the end, because I have a surprise reserved for you

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I’ll Be Back In January

Nov 30, 2017

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know I’ve been planning to move to a new apartment for some time.

Well, the time has come. I’m packing, and I’ll be moving in a couple of weeks. With the Holiday Season approaching, you might say I haven’t chosen the best time of the year But, that’s the way things go sometimes. Not everything in life goes according to plan. In fact, it rarely does.

This means blogging will be difficult and filming probably impossible. So, I wanted to let you know that I won’t be posting during December and maybe even in the first January weeks.

But I promise to be back ASAP, with new free videos and workshops. If you have something about wet felting you’d like me to answer or explain, just write me an email and let me know what it is. As always, I’m open to suggestions.

On my list for the new year are some new baby items and a workshop on slippers, because some of you expressed that wish.

For the...

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