Saturday, December 27, 2008

You Rocks Better Watch Out!!!

This turned out to be my favorite christmas craft ever!!! Why haven't i done this sooner!!! All the rocks Mitch brings home better watch out because they are going to get felted!!! I love everything about it. I first saw the project months ago...so long that i could not tell you where.
You wrap your rock of choice in whatever color wool roving you want...we had some lovely round cobble stones from our CSA farm...the rounder the better for the rolling part!
You get it wet in some very warm and soapy water. This helps the roving to shrink to the rock and allows the fibers to grab on to one another.
Once it is wet you squeeze it and work it in your hands...rolling almost like you were rolling balls of christmas cookie dough. Remembering to keep getting it warm and soapy in the water as you work it. When you are happy with it, squeeze out some of that extra water in a towel and set them down to dry.

These are some of the finished product. They make a great paper weight(christmas present) or would look nice in a bowl or in a jar. They look great and i am dying to make more. There is something therapeutic about standing there rolling and working the rock until the wool shrinks down. They feel so nice in your hand too!
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5 comments:

Colleen said...

The candy cane is so cool!

Laura for the Baillies said...

i love those! SOOO cute! there is something about wool, isn't there?!

MaryMary said...

Oooh cute. How did you make the timy ones--rocks as well? I've always wondered how peeps made the little felt balls.

Leslie said...

the tiny ones are beads...we just wrapped some of the felt and then worked it just like the rocks...

leslie said...

oh what a great idea, i smell a cool craft for camp fire!

(smell? well you know what i mean!)

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