It's been a while since I picked the barbed needle felting needle. I had a last minute present to make for a friend's little girl's birthday party which I thought was next week (these school holidays have flown past!). I've been collecting mobile pins on my craft board from Pinterest for inspiration. I love colour and needle felting so here's what I came up with.
I was using up bits of felt that I had. I made 12 woollen balls to hang off an embroidery hoop that I bought at the opp shop, and used embroidery thread that was an opaquest colour to space the woollen balls evenly like a clock face, dropping the next ball lower than the previous one giving a cascading colour effect that catches your eye when you enter the room.
I've started a second one to hang above Sian's cot. A tip that I got from Pinterest is that if you tie the fleece in a gentle knot and needle felt that it is easier to make a ball.