Thursday, January 23, 2014

Colour Mobile

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.


Els said...

This is really lovely Anne !
And what a great colourful present it makes !
Sian will be pleased you started another one right away, ha ...
Where would we be without colour .... !
(I love my black-and-white stitching at the moment, but I would not like to live without colour)

Jess said...

Oh I love those colourful bobbles! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog that's led me happily to here! I see what you mean about the baby in my painting reminding you of your little one, they must be about the same age. :) She's gorgeous!
Jess x

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Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful mobile! I love that its colorful and yet made from wool!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, too!

renilde said...

hello Anne, thanks for your visit.

your little one has stolen my heart, so very sweet.
the mobile is lovely

Leanne Barnett said...

SO pretty, what a lovely gift.

Lynne said...

Wow! What an inspired idea! That looks fabulous!