Crafts

Felt brooches

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Been a while since I posted anything; the summer holidays have been busy including rewriting the crochet class handout for the Wool Haven. New & improved and now with photos Рtaken patiently & expertly by ScribbleWolf so they are of a much better quality then my efforts. The first block of classes using it finished last Saturday and I have to admit I am much happier with this new version.

Schools also went back this week so life is returning to its normal routine with one addition…

I am starting a series of monthly craft classes at a few of the local care homes which gives me an excuse/good kick up the backside to try other things than crochet.

This first month we will be working with felt and I wanted to offer a couple of different options for the residents to try out.

There are 1,001 ideas out there and of course it’s more fun if you have someone to play with so last week a friend, my daughter & I had a go at making flower brooches.

We used the following guides from Lia Griffith as starting points but it is always nice to add your own twist.

Felt flower poms

Felt flower anemones

As you can see we tried different centers with the anemones; strands of wool, buttons and felt cut outs. The poms were wrapped either in a contrasting larger pom or angel hair ribbon, I think a gathered organza ribbon could also look nice.

These flowers were then sewn to  brooch fastener clips but could also be used as decoration on gift packaging, etc.