Sunday, 17 July 2011

Bags and Balls

String and Felt (in case you were wondering)!
I'm still making string bags, a blue and gold one is currently 'on my hook'...

Golden Lapis string bag, close

...but I've also got back to the felt urge, and yesterday I made some felt balls. Well, actually I needlefelted some fleece onto a couple of acrylic pompoms...

pom-poms

 ...to see if it would work.  It did work OK, although the resultant balls are quite soft and I'm not exactly sure what I could use them for.  I also needle-felted some yarn on top for extra interest.  Anyway, this is the result...

Felting on pom-poms

I'm wondering if they would look good as a flower brooch centre - perhaps with a few sparkly beads?

Flower brooch with pompom centre

3 comments:

marigold jam said...

If they are soft could you stitch them to fabric as a trimming? Or make a necklace out of them interspersed with other beads? You certainly keep busy don't you?! Wish I could have some of whatever you are on as I don't seem to get going on anything lately!

Twiglet said...

Looks like those little balls have possibilities. I like the brooch centre idea.

Claire said...

Oh, those felted pom poms would look great as brooch centres and a few beads to add a bit of sparkle.........lovely.

You must be able to whip up a string bag with your eyes closed now you've got the hang of it......love the gold and blue.