Monday, November 06, 2006

Needle Felting Pattern and Kit


More in the mail:


Wow, the boxes are piling up and I am in the middle of dyeing. Too much to do! So just a few glimpses for all of you as I can't give away all the surpises right? Also this same post will be on the new store blog One Planet Yarn and Fiber so check it out and please subscribe via bloglines or whatever you use.. so eventually, this can be my personal knitting blog again ! With dyeing and spinning thrown in of course.

I worked with Laura (yarn thrower) in the development of a needle felting kit. Someone told me they were all the rage, so I did a blog search and found Laura's oopsie bag which I thought was so cute and asked her would she want to do a pattern for us for a kit. She really did an unbelievable job. First of all, the pattern is just incredible. It gives you complete directions for making the felted bag in several different styles..with long handles, with commercial handles and with several designs. It shows you how to do the needle felting too. She sent me the final bag with the long straps and I gasped when I took it out of the box because it is gorgeous in person. First, it is HUGE and wonderful for carrying my knitting in so that is what I will be using from now on! The photos don't do it justice. Here is the front and the back of the bag hanging on my door.......
My creation
The pattern is for sale in our ETSY shop alone and also with a complete needle felting kit. You know....I used to think needle felting involved heat, but not so!! The kit contains really everything you need to complete the design..different colored rovings, felting needles and a foam block, plus the pattern.

We are looking for other cool needle felting kits to carry at One Planet. We have one really neat one coming from England that I fell in love with, but still we are on the look out for more. If you know of any, let us know.

I have three more boxes of things to open up and photograph so there will be a few more posts this week.....

Back to the dyepot.....
YarnB

5 Comments:

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Miriam said...

Hey, I blocked the wrap and the scarf yesterday. They're LOVELY! I wore the wrap around this morning and had a hard time taking it off. I'll write up the pattern (hadn't quite gotten to that yet) and send them off... probably Wednesday. I want to show my SnB grrls before I put them in the post.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Looks great!

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger YogaGardenGirl said...

Beautiful bag! So lovely!

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger KatyaR said...

Very, very cute! I may have to make one of those!

I'm still working on my cashmere scarf--I promise I'm going to finish it soon.

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger yarnophiliac said...

Boy, needle felting is all around me these days...should I take this as a sign? After all, I'm going to have some baby bunny fiber that is too fine for spinning, but just right for felting...hmmm. My boxes may reach u today! let me know what u think...

 

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