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A Bit of Midwest Fall and Land Art

A Bit of Midwest Fall and Land Art

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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

 

 

 

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