Here’s the final challenge of 2020 for felters, spinners, weavers, stitchers, knitters, crocheters and mixed media fibre artists …
… make an item for your home for the festive season!
It could be anything at all – practical or just decorative. Here are a few of the things we’ve made over the years.
These felt tree hangers were re-purposed, by adding a wire loop, from a previous decoration.
The star was made origami-style from a piece of fabric and the snowflake was crocheted then stiffened with equal amounts of pva and water.
This bunting was very quick and simple to make. The fabric flags were cut with pinking shears (no hemming) then pegged onto a length of string with mini-pegs.
We used fancy children’s socks, stuffing and oddments to make snowmen.
We’ve made festive felt artwork (some of which was used to print Christmas cards). ‘Rudolph’, pictured at the top of this post, is made from fabric with free motion stitching.
This ‘Partridge Sitting in his Pear Tree’ was made in the same way.
‘Figgy Pudding’ is wet-felted art embellished with hand stitching and beads.
This wet felted snowman, decorated with hand stitching, was going to be a Christmas card but he looked so good sitting on the hearth that’s where he stayed.
Who doesn’t have sweets around during the festive season? We thought it would be fun to make ‘Christmas Podding’ and ‘Sid the Snowman’ to keep our favourite chocolates in.
We always decorate the table at Christmas – something different every year – and one year we made placemats…
A wet-felted tea cosy, that was plain on one side, was decorated for Christmas with yarn, a reindeer cut out of white pre-felt and needle-felting.
These machine embroidered organza crackers were made many, many moons ago. Apologies for the poor quality photo, but this was back in the day when we didn’t consider photos to be that important.
We hope you have lots of fun with this challenge!
Please post your photos on https://feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/ in ‘Studio Challenges’.