These fun needle felted mushrooms are planted in clay pots. They are made from wool with silk, flax and other fibre embellishments.
They are roughly 6" to the top of the mushroom.
Needle felting is the art of creating three-dimensional objects from wool fibres using a special felting needle. Wool fibres have tiny scales which will lock together when agitated with hot soapy water or in this case, with a felting needle. The felting needles have tiny barbs going in one direction. When the needle is stabbed into carded wool fibres (unspun wool), the barbs catch the wool fibres and force them together and inwards, but not back out again. This action repeated over and over, causes the wool fibers to matt together into a solid fabric or a sculpture. This is slow work, but very meditative, relaxing, and fun!
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Handmade with Joy by Wendy and Janet!
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