Felted Christmas ornaments

Judy Coates Perez was a guest teacher a couple of years ago at our guild. She is best known for paint and ink techniques and she is a wonderful artist. She recently had a wonderful blog post…which I am sharing with you.

She uses wool yarn and roving to create beautiful felted Christmas ornaments and anyone who loves to do handwork will surely love to try these!

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The link to her blog is HERE and you owe it to yourself to check it out!

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These look like so much fun!

I tried it–let me show you what I did!

According to Judy’s instructions, you make the felted balls with roving and stuff it all in old panty hose

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run it through the washer and dryer and then you are ready to embellish!

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Using templates for leaf shapes, I got a few pieces of felt ready to add to the felted balls.

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Embroidery and beading added, this is the first ornament I completed.

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Aaaaaand…it was fun, but not the favorite technique I’ve ever learned. However, I’ve seen a few ornaments that were needle felted and I want to try that, too! It is the season, after all!

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4 thoughts on “Felted Christmas ornaments

  1. Your ornament is really nice. You could get a start with the washer/dryer technique which will give you the soft felt look, and then use your needles to get the sturdier look.

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