Felted Bowl

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I’ve been messing around with felt projects. This one was a collaborative project with Jari. The bowl is wet felted over a balloon. We took pieces of colored wool, dipped them in a warm soapy solution, and laid them over the balloon. We covered the balloon with Nylon, and used bubble wrap to agitate the wool to create felt. In retrospect, I would have made the felt thicker by adding more layers of wool.

What do you do to give it that extra special touch? Put a bird on it! I needle felted the bird, which essentially consists of poking wool with a needle until it forms into the shape you want. I needle felted the bird onto the bowl, as well.