If you like wool and you like jewelry, you might like these:
You can find all of the above woolly, bobbly jewelry at Ollies Woollies.
Even though some people might think that wool is itchy and scratchy, fulled products are usually pretty soft. (I know from experience!) According to crafter/shop owner Catherine Svensson, this is no exception! There is no wire in any of her work, either — just pure wool, so nothing will poke you.
I really like the branch-like look of many of the necklaces — it makes for a showstopper piece of jewelry and a conversation starter. There are also lots of flower motifs. And lots of big, bright colorful things. So if you’re a fan of any of the above, do check it out.
I’ve seen lots of nice wet felted things, from scarves to hats to jewelry, but I’ve never quite seen anything like this:
What absolutely amazing work! You’ll find these totally unique items at Feltasy. The work is intricate and it’s obvious a lot of love and care was put into all these items.
If you really want to be blown away, though, go check out the other Feltasy site at www.feltasy.com. There, you’ll find even more goodies, including wall hangings, bags, jewelry and this totally amazing felt dress.
I saw this on Etsy and immediately started singing in my head, “He’s got the whole world in his hands … ”
This is from Cozy Cottage Creations. Both wet felting and needlefelting techniques were used to make this globe, which is pretty amazing in its detail. The clouds are a nice touch! If you want the world in your hands, you’ll have to wait a little bit, as these Earths are made to order only!
There are other lovely felt goodies around the store, from trinket boxes to bowls to things you can use to decorate your house, and even huggable things. Take a look:
If you really think about it, needlefelting is probably a great way to relieve some stress. You take a tool that holds a bunch of needles and you stab, stab, stab at wool until it bends to your will and makes shapes and whatnot.
(Well, of course, it’s stress-relieving until you poke yourself by accident. Ouch!)
If you still believe that stabbing wool is a stress reliever, then Michelle of Sunfleur must be the most relaxed person on Earth! Check out her felty goods:
You’ll also find some hangable art/one-of-a-kind ACEOs in the shop, like this awesome piece:
There are all kinds of wonderful goodies in the shop. You’ll find beaded jewelry. Some hats. Accessories. Watercolor paintings.
Even the felt items run the gamut, from the aforementioned critters to pins to earrings to magnets.
Michelle is a talented artist indeed, and it’s nice to see her work across different mediums.
All things fuzzy and animal-like are always welcome here:
It’s a jacabunny from Squidge. (Now, to be quite honest, I don’t know exactly what a jacabunny is. It’s kind of a cross between a bunny and a pig (because of the button nose) to me. But it’s danged cute, nonetheless.)
Many of these jacabunnies inhabit Kit’s world. Many different colors and sizes. The orange one in the photo happens to be a baby jacabunny. They’re all handmade and carefully needle felted, with the buttons and details sewn on.
If you’re looking for a sweet little creature to keep you company, you can’t go wrong here.
And there are other felt goodies in the shop too!
Felted pottery has never looked so cool:
All these pieces can be found at Valerie’s Gallery. Many of the bowls, vases and lidded jars in Valerie’s shop are crocheted with wool and then felted (or fulled, if you prefer that term) for their final fuzziness. Some are also wet-felted. A few pieces, such as those above, also combine needle felting with the regular process to produce 3-D embellishments.
The detail in the house scene is really nice, and the other pieces in the shop that have extra decorations give the bowls nice texture. I like how things such as the grapes and the flowers pop out of the bowls. The pieces with the patterns crocheted into the bowls are also well-done.
If you’ve got some potpourri or dried flowers or even just some decorative rocks, these would be nice resting places for those things. Or use a lidded jar as a candy jar. Much more fun than just a glass bowl.
Needle felted jewelry, seen on Etsy:
And by far, one of the coolest pieces of felt jewelry I have ever seen, partly because it is a homage to my favorite video game series of all-time:
All these super-creative goodies are the work of fiber artist Made by Moxie. The shop’s tagline is “needle felted art for the people,” and there is definitely no shortage that here. You’ll find jewelry (in addition to the cuffs, the rings are pretty unique, including a carrot ring and a ring shaped like a round bomb), felt finger puppet creatures and wallets. It’s a wide range of work, all colorful and fuzzy.
There are also needle felting kits for sale, in case you feel inspired to create your own needle-y goodness.
Maybe you like flowers. Indoors. Some nice vases and cut flowers.
But maybe something is preventing you from being able to have vases and flowers in your home. Maybe you’re allergic. Or you have wily, crazy animals (like cats) that like to knock over breakable things. Or maybe you just don’t have the table or shelf space for a big glass or ceramic vase. Or your flowers keep dying. Etc.
Well, how about these nifty solutions?
This felted (OK, more like fulled) goodness is from Pottery in the Round. If you’re unfamiliar with knitting, the term “in the round” means to knit in a seamless circle. So, pots + knitting in the round = Pottery in the Round.
The shop features a variety of pot and vase styles, from simple pots to vases with handles to vases with lids. And there are many flowers, too, to fill your wool pots.
It’s a great way to add some color to your decor, and it won’t break … unless of course, a cat gets a hold of it and thinks it’s a toy it can scratch to death.
Felt — it’s strong, fuzzy, and is versatile enough to make almost any shape you can think of.
Shalana of The Funky Felter turns it into this:
Felted wool dinosaur on canvas tote — great for kids!
What’s cool about a lot of the stuff Shalana makes is that it’s wet-felted. Lots of people needle-felt and lots of people do the fulling thing (knit or crochet and then throw it into the washing machine to make it felt). But wet-felting involves lots of hot water and suds. And a lot of time. So a lot of the products in The Funky Felter shop were lovingly labored over for a while, for sure!
And again, there really is quite a range of felt goodness in the shop: jewelry (lots of cool felt-bead earrings), pins, scarves, soaps, even bookmarks! And for even more variety, there are also several hand-dyed silks in the shop.
It’s rare that a pincushion could evoke some feeling of hunger or general want of something, but then again, not every pincushion in the world could look like this:
This sweet-looking cup o’ joe is from Betz White and can be purchased from her Etsy shop.
In case you didn’t think the coffee cup was cute enough, there are a wide variety of cupcakes available as well:
All these creations are made from recycled sweaters! Just another reason they are awesome … because recycling is always a good thing.
These are almost too nice to use as pincushions, but they do make nice decorations even if you do use them for their intended purpose.