Mini Snowman

by Meredith 12. December 2019 05:46

I made a little felted snowman for Ari's Christmas village that she's building in her room (penny for scale).

In a Holi-daze: Baby Krampus

by Meredith 11. December 2019 17:00

A figure from folklore and all the best holiday cards, Baby Krampus is half-goat, half-demon and full baby cuteness. I ended up making two of this guy, one for a gift exchange and one to keep for myself (because I fell in love with him).

Basics: Felting Ornaments

by Meredith 7. December 2019 17:48

Not a step-by-step photo, but here are the key pieces I've used for starting the felted holiday ornaments. 

Bead with String - To make a secure string, tie some embroidery floss around a large bead. Then, wrap the wool around the bead to start your felted object.

Glass Bead - I sometimes add a glass bead to the bottom of the felted object to create a little weight there if the figure needs to stand up.

Felt Roving - Layers of wool roving get wrapped around into a general shape and then compacted with the felting needle.

Forest Colors

by Meredith 6. December 2019 17:57

Dyed two more colors of wool today. Eventually got a dark brown but it is more red than I would like. I already had a mossy green (I dyed) and a dark emerald green (purchased). I wanted a green color in the middle of these two. Results turned out ok. I used the moss green color mixed with black. I know that black dye separates but I didn't expect it to do it as much as it did. There are streaks of brown in the green. Ah well. Should blend well in the carders though.

With both the dark brown and dark green I had to dye the roving twice. I think it felted the wool slightly. It’s been nearly ten years since I last dyed wool I’m certain there were parts of the process I had forgotten about. Again, ah well. I will just have to try dying more.





When You Need More Colors, Make Them

by Meredith 5. December 2019 16:07

What's cooking? Wool! I ran out of brown and need to dye more. I'm hoping for a coffee color, but we will see. It's been over ten years since I've done this. Not bad. I'm going to put a bit more green in next time and try to get another batch a bit darker.

About Meredith Cook

Welcome to my repository of creative expression. I'm not a happy camper unless I am making something and over the years I have dabbled in quite a few different kinds of art projects. Some projects come from taking art classes, others are completely hobby driven, and projects like home decor come from a need to customize an item and make it better or unique. The overall theme behind what I do is to learn how to manipulate objects and practice what I know about visual aesthetic and good design. Oh yeah, and to have fun.