Monday, September 17, 2007

Pumpkin tutorial continued.....

.....well sort of.

To finish off the pumpkins you can use some dried vine if you'd like for the stem. What I used was some scrap yarn folded in half and then needle felted into a stem shape. I then needle felted it onto the back of the pumpkin.

For the vine I used a wool worm and kind of twirled it around and needle felted it to the front and back of the pumpkin and then cut leaves out of scrap wool and needle felted them on as well.

If you'd like to learn more about needle felting look here. It's a great way to attach wool to wool using these little barbed felting tools....a great thing to have in your creative arsenal. If you want to order felting needles I'm going to steer you towards Amherst Antiques.....Sally is a rug hooker and all around great gal!
Later this week I'll be bringing you several pictures of the things I'm working on for the upcoming Ozark Craft show. Blogs might be a little fewer and further between, but be assured I'm hooking away!
Go forth and be creative,

1 comment:

  1. Ok Tammy! I woke up thinking of these this morning - like I will have time to get to them- right? Thank you for posting the instructions. What I was thinking when the alarm went off..... those round peppermint candies! Wouldn't that be sweet? Use red & white on the roll & make a green holly leaf for decoration. :)