With our Halloween holiday coming up this week, I decided to make a couple of pumpkins using the pod method. I used merino and Icelandic fibers. Fortunately, while working the pods I left the vertical creases to simulate a pumpkin skin. In order to get the right sized top with stem, I made a rectangle of the same layers. Separately I needle felted a stem. Then I wet felt the stem slightly, added some of the pumpkin fiber When I was ready to felt the rectangle, I added the stem and over lapped some more fibers around it to anchor it then proceeded to rub around it until I was certain it was secure enough to continue felting and fulling it.
I carefully measured each hole in the pumpkins then cut them out of the rectangles and worked the edges to heal them.
When the tops were dry I needle felted a vine and leaf to each top.
Since the landscaping and trees were in full color I decided to put them in several places as Land Art with some felted rocks on a bed of maple leaves. Which one do you like?
I made a bigger pumpkin with the intention of making a Jack O Lantern, but I wasn’t happy with the shape. I had planned to have a small hole on the bottom for a candle, but it didn’t work out that way.
The little pumpkins were filled with candy and are making their way to my grandsons for Halloween. Have you done any felting for autumn or Halloween?