I have been an artist all my life. After learning of its existence in 2007, I became fascinated with felting. Like all my hobbies, I dove in head first and wanted to know everything there was to know ...
I have been an artist all my life. After learning of its existence in 2007, I became fascinated with felting. Like all my hobbies, I dove in head first and wanted to know everything there was to know about it. I spent so much time in my local wool store that I became friends with everyone who worked there. Less than a year later, I was teaching classes and sharing my passion with beginners. I am still teaching to this day. I pride myself on my teaching style, which is casual and entertaining, but very detailed. Over my years of teaching, I have learned the most common questions and mistakes that students make on different projects, and how to guide them to success. In 2012 I wrote my first online tutorial in preparation for publishing a book. My plan is to write a collection of tutorials, and then choose the most popular to be projects in my book (not published yet). Each tutorial takes a couple of months to photograph, write and edit in my spare time. I am really looking forward to more.View all patterns by designer (4) »
I have been teaching felting for many years, and this is my favorite class to teach because of the practical project.
You can do so many things with bowls!
-A place to store coasters when not in use
-To store office supplies such as note pads on your desk or in a desk drawer
-To keep my chapsticks in one place on my dresser
-A place to throw change or other "pocket fodder"
-A place to put jewelry I wear daily when I'm not wearing it at night
-A place to throw my keys
-A place to keep remote controls
-A place to keep sewing supplies
-They make fantastic gifts, especially if you make a nested set
The techniques learned (3D felting with a resist) can also be applied to other projects such as slippers or bags.
This tutorial took over 100 hours to write, photograph, and edit. It contains copyrighted material and may not be duplicated without consent of the author.
Explained in 25 Steps
Contains over 220 photos
3 Bowl Sizes (Small, Medium, Large)
I recommend that readers of this tutorial have a basic knowledge of wet felting before trying to felt a bowl. Ideally the reader will have experience making felt by hand from roving or batting (not knitting/yarn) at least one time in the past. However, the instructions are written and designed for someone who has never felted before.