felt rocks

February 19th, 2008

I have been absent from this little blog for a bit. We’ve had guests and will have many more in the coming weeks, so you’ll only hear from me on and off for a while. If you actually know me, well, just call instead of stalking me on the internet, silly.

There hasn’t been much time for making, but I did manage to try my hand at wet felting. I bought a big bag of lovely colored roving at a garage sale this summer and have been meaning to try it ever since. I thought it would be nice to sell a little bag of felted rocks along side my diggers. Wet felting is ridiculously easy, but wet felting on details was not so easy. A good friend told me that white wool doesn’t felt as easily (because of the bleach?) which is probably why I was swearing up a storm trying to put the tiny stripes on the rocks. But I haven’t given up. I really like the rocks especially in bright colors and I think I’m going to try to embroider some rock like details on them. Maybe even some moss!

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18 Responses to felt rocks

  1. abbyjane says:

    Are they felted over real rocks or are they all felt through and through? Either way, they are lovely, especially the gray one.

  2. Ellen says:

    I was wondering the same thing as abbyjane – are there real rocks beneath that wooly surface? Yes or no, they’re great. And thanks for the heads-up about the white wool.

  3. meg says:

    they are 100% felt, but I think a felted rock would make a very nice paperweight (I feel like I saw this somewhere…?).

  4. wendy says:

    i love them…and I think even though that white stripe was horrible, it is so lovely.
    {& maybe instead of white something like a beige, something that is not bleached, but still gives that great ‘natural ‘ color variation}

  5. allyson says:

    Oh my goodness, I looove those! And the diggers are awesome! What a great idea to make some rocks to go with them. I’ve been wanting to try playing with some wool roving, it looks like so much fun.

  6. bex says:

    Dare I say it? You’ve improved on nature!
    Make sure you do some bags seperately for stoneafiles like me…Xxx

  7. Anna says:

    I love them! They are the perfect addition to the digger.

  8. Toni says:

    adorable! nice job.

  9. Katy says:

    they rock! (oh, I am so funny!)

    You can indeed felt a proper rock (well, smooth pebble) – you layer up thin layers of felted roving, smoothing as you go – and alternating the way the fibres lay each time (so horizontal one time, vertical the next). Does that make sense? Probably not :)

  10. cally says:

    Your stones look great.
    “swearing up a storm” that made me smile, I have had similar frustrations in the past.

    Wanted to thank you for organising the mobile swap, I was one day late posting but my piece is now winging it’s way over the ocean. I have found it really hard to make things since I got sick but I pledged to do one swap ever year to mark when I started blogging (20 Feb 2006) and your was right on the day, but also a fun swap and I feel like I have finally achieved something creatively. I even made a paper brooch to match the mobile.

    I hope my efforts are ok. Actually, I could say I swore up a storm doing this too (made 5 mobiles but only one, the simplest, didn’t end up in the trash). But there were smiles too, when the rain stopped and I could take a few photo’s.

    I’m also enjoying seeing your other blog posts, your a very creative woman!

  11. Tara says:

    the “stones” are great. i especially love the gray one too. i’m a big fan of stones and love to collect them… have baskets full of them around the house

  12. emily says:

    i am wild about your felted rocks. i collect rocks. adore rocks. and your felted rocks. they are marvelous.

  13. Lynne says:

    Those are so pretty!! And what a fun idea, to sell those with those cute diggers.

    And those mobile ideas – amazing! Can’t wait to see what you do!

  14. sunny says:

    greetings from wisconsin! I’m a bit east of you – halfway to milwaukee.

    the felt rocks are so pretty!!

    found your blog from the Nesting blog of Cookie Magazine. Can’t wait to explore your blog!

    PS: your home on the nesting blog is beautiful!

  15. Michelle says:

    I find myself thinking about the felted rocks a lot. We had some homemade play dough that was just the right color for stones. I made several and stacked them. Do you do that with yours? We live near some cliffs where people artistically stack stones to unnatural heights. It’s fun and temporary. Anyhoo…

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