Monday Makes – Needle Felting

maxresdefaultNeedle felting (or dry felting, as it is also known) is a modern twist on the ancient craft of felt making. It is one of the oldest known fibre crafts, where you compress and matte the felt fibres together to create a dense form. Throughout history, this craft was performed to create blankets, yurts and even footwear, but now, many people enjoy making decorative pieces, like wall hangings or figurines. It’s a very hands-on and creative craft, so whether you’re a beginner or an expert, check out the links below for a bit of inspiration!

Needle Felting Basics For Beginners – if you’re brand new to this craft, this video should be your first port of call. It shows you the basic supplies and materials you need to get started, as well as a simple step-by-step tutorial for an easy project!

Needle Felted Owl – here’s another great video for beginners that features a tutorial on how to make an adorable owl figure.

How To Make A Felted Poppy – this tutorial on the Hobbycraft website is perfect for making your own Remembrance Day brooch.

Felted Heart Garland – the garland that you make from this tutorial would make a great gift to hang in a bedroom!

Cute Unicorn Needle Felting Tutorial – speaking of gifts, this little unicorn would make the perfect stocking filler.

Fun And Funky Felted Journal Cover – this project is a little different as it uses wet felting, but we loved the finished product so much that we just had to share.

Needle Felted Butterfly – this project would look beautiful on display and as butterflies come in such a range of colours and varieties, you could have a lot of fun with it!

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments – by following along with this tutorial, you can make sweet mitten decorations for your Christmas tree.

Needle Felted Fruit Cake – even the kitchen needs the odd ornament to spruce it up a little, so you could make this cute little cake to add a pop of colour to the space!

Needle Felted Mushroom Terrarium – house plants and terrariums are all the rage at the minute, so by making this project, you can have all the colour and fun of having a plant without having to take care of it.

Monday Makes – Fabric Folding

We’ve got something a little bit different for you all today! Instead of talking about one specific site, blog or YouTube channel, we’re going to be sharing lots of info and links about one particular craft. We’re hoping to make this a regular series alongside our normal Monday Makes structure, so keep your eyes peeled for the next one! But today, we’re going to be talking all about fabric folding – the beautiful art of creating origami pieces from fabric! Continue reading “Monday Makes – Fabric Folding”

Monday Makes – Soap Fantasy

Soap making is one of those crafts that not many people talk about, but is actually really quite fascinating. We’ve all seen those fancy bars of coloured soaps in shops or those that are in interesting shapes – well now you can make your own! Soap Fantasy is a channel dedicated to making extravagant soap, and even if you aren’t interested in soap, you’ll be amazed at some of things they make! Continue reading “Monday Makes – Soap Fantasy”