Friday, 11 April 2014

Tutorial: Simple Wet-Felted Pumpkins

This tutorial needs little explanation in the form of words, but please feel free to ask questions in the comments section if anything is unclear. 

You’ll need wool roving (available from art and craft stores), soap and hot water to felt the balls. I sewed orange embroidery thread around the ball to form pumpkin segments, and used a twig for the stalk. You could certainly make them more fancy if you wished :)

So to start, grab a bowl with hot water, some liquid soap and form a loose, even ball from the wool roving. Get your hands soapy and begin to soap, roll, wet, repeat! When the ball is nice and firmly felted, rinse in cold water to wash out the soap. Allow to dry overnight before making your pumpkin.

The Pumpkin 
One day I found two pumpkin seeds.

I planted one and pulled the weeds.

It sprouted roots and a big, long vine.

A pumpkin grew; I called it mine.

The pumpkin was quite round and fat.

(I really am quite proud of that.)

But there is something I'll admit

That has me worried just a bit.

I ate the other seed, you see.

Now will it grow inside of me?
(I'm so relieved since I have found

That pumpkins only grow in the ground!)

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