Good news fiber artists! We know you love the Harrisville Dyed and Carded Wool Fiber for all your felting projects. After all, it’s a wonderful wool blend with touch of merino that comes in a staggering 56 different colors. Perfect for so many types of felted creations.
The wonderful and multi-talented Rose, who many of you know from calling the shop or stopping by, is guest posting this week to share this great new fiber item she’s just gotten ready for you – enjoy!
Whether you’re felting or spinning, we know it can be hard to choose between all those beautiful heathered colors!
Sometimes, you may want just-a-touch of a few perfect colors for a project. Or you need help choosing a color palette for a particular design. Or perhaps you are new to this exciting craft and aren’t ready to build a great big stash just yet. Well, we are happy to help you out with a sampling of colors that are ideal to suit those special preferences.
You will love our four new carefully curated collections of colors (say that 3 times fast!). These color palettes have been chosen to represent some of the rare beauty found all around us up here in Maine. Each 1/4 pound assortment contains half an ounce each of eight different colors.
The Harrisville Sand and Stone Felt Batts - 4 oz. kit is a marvelous assortment of neutrals inspired by our picturesque shores in tones of greys, creams and beiges.
The Harrisville Boardwalk Felt Batts - 4 oz. kit brings together the brilliant colors of summer fun in a playful rainbow of brights.
The Harrisville Maine Winter Felt Batts - 4 oz. kit celebrates the vibrant hues of our frosty months in crisp blues, frosty greens and cool violets.
The Harrisville National Parks Felt Batts - 4 oz. kit assembles the bountiful colors of our stunning meadows and forests with a range of rich colors found in the natural spectrum.
Any of these dazzling kits will be a welcome ingredient in your chosen fiber craft. Needle felt adorable animals, dolls or creatures from your imagination. Or perhaps create a charming pictorial tapestry. Embellish wool items to make one-of-a-kind pieces. Try it on slippers, mittens, hats or bags. Do you have a lovingly worn out sweater that need a little TLC? Needle felt designs over those thin spots on the elbows and shoulders to bring new life to your wardrobe. Wet felting techniques will yield equally marvelous results in two or even three dimensional pieces. Imagine draping yourself in a colorful, felted shawl. Maybe you feel more inclined to sculpt a vase, a basket, or a floral brooch. Wool fiber is indeed one of the most versatile, transformable mediums.
If you’re spinning, try adding in just a touch here and there for a lovely tweed effect. Let your imagination soar!
Looking for inspiration? Check out these books and DVDs for more felting ideas!
|Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting|
|The Ashford Book of Needle Felting|
|The Felting Needle from Factory to Fantasy|
|The Felting Needle - Further Fantasies|
|Felt to Stitch - Creative Felting for Textile Artists|
|The Art of Felt|
|Felt Fabric Designs - A Recipe Book for Textile Artists|
|Art in Felt and Stitch|
|Felt and Fibre Art - A practical guide to making beautiful felted artworks|
|Carnival of Feltmaking - Easy Techniques and 26 Colorful Projects for You and Your Home|
|Flowers in Felt and Stitch|