This morning my four and a half year old niece and I sat down to create her first piece of flat felt!
I had brought two large bags of Icelandic wool with me (the same wool as I use for the flat felting kits which I sell from my Etsy store) and we decided to draw a butterfly on top of a bright red background. Even though she is so young we had no problems laying out two even layers of red wool and then I created an outline for the butterfly using strips of black wool which I rolled slightly against my leg first.
My niece then had great fun filling in the outline with purple wool overlaid with sparkly pink and white acrylic yarn. We decided that the butterfly needed a head so she choose a nice turquoise for this and then I added fun black feelers to complete the picture. We rubbed and rolled for a little while together and within a very short space of time had created a wonderful piece of flat felt to frame, wasn’t it a great first effort?
For those of you who might be interested, the scarf that I am wearing is made from the softest yummy yak that I bought from Blas and Jamie from Urban Fauna Studio in San Fransisco, buy some if you can!