Monday, February 7, 2011

Needle felting with fake fur and real wool...and new shop SHUNKLIES

Above and below are a long planned but very "free form" experiment combining hand sewn fake fur and needle felting . This is not a new invention, there are several amazing crafters combining fake fur and needle felting but this was my first attempt and I didn't bother with things like....patterns but just started felting into a tube of fake fur that I had sewn and turned fur out .

My only experience making fake fur bears was in Highschool....where we cut shapes out of the fake fur and sewed them together....what a lot of work ,lol. I do plan on doing that, at some point but I just wanted to see what felting into fake fur felt like....(or felted like ). It works great, though there certianly is a learning curve and my critter here is a bit lopsided as I just sort of made up a design as I went .

Anywhoooo,expect more of these guys....(I bought several yards of fake fur a year ago and am determined to use it. ) I will share tutorials as I get things figured out .
Below is a bit of alpaca , merino and silk that was first wet felted, then needle felted . A lot of work for not very impressive and learn .'s really soft !
Continuing my bangle addiction...three new merino, alpaca and silk needle felt bangles, I still need to add some glass eyes to the snake bangles...I don't think the needle felt eyes have enough glint in them .

Even though I will never get these on Etsy in time for Valentines sales, I think hearts are always in style.....well, I like them any way and these are very 3D and should make nice pens .
Above and below....more free form needle felting "Dr Suisse Widgets" and beads for jewelry .
and below....a great shop on Etsy for knitters and fiber crafters....she has some beautiful stuff and even shipping from England, has reasonable pricing and fast shipping . Check her out.....


  1. Nie wiedziałam, że można łączyć czesankę z sztucznym futrem. Czekam na tutorial.

  2. Yay, you have lots of followers!! You deserve it, too... you are talented and funny AND a good friend. Which is a wonderful combination!

  3. Oh, and btw, love the snake bangles - I agree about needing some glint in the eye, not sure if it should be a glass eye or if you should just add a bead for 'glint'. The new furry critter is a hoot, what a face!

  4. Thanks for the sweet comments Eileen, I can always count on you to make me feel good about what I'm doing .

    Hope to see you soon :)



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