Sunday, 30 March 2014

My Easter hen and other makes

Happy Mothers day to all you precious mums out there, I hope you get thoroughly spoilt and looked after on this celebratory day! I have found a little window in my day to post about my needle felting workshop I went on last Saturday. The aim was to make an Easter hen. I have never needle felted before and I was excited to learn a new crafting technique as I have always admired the beautiful things that can be made with this material.

It all began with a hairy, woolly ball and some very sharp barbed needles and a lot of stabbing and shaping which was a great stress release!

Then we got to admire and choose from lots of woolly colours

And learnt how to shape wings and make polka dots and flat pieces of felt to make my hens crown and tail.

And so, my Easter hen Harriet was born...

Everyone's hens turned out differently and it was wonderful to see how each one of the 5 of us made different hens from the same materials.

We got to bring out little starter kits home and I have made a polka dot heart since then. I hope this will be the beginning of a beautiful crafting relationship :o)

Lastly I thought I would show you what little pins (and an extra crochet covered pebble)I made for my blog swap with Hannapat of Cosmos and Cotton organised by the lovely Jo of Three Stories High

You can see the gorgeous gifts I received from Hannapat in my previous post of collages. I love this sweet blogging community of generous and loving people.

Have a wonderful Mothering Sunday everyone


  1. Loving the cute Hens...happy weekend..hope its sunny where you are!
    bestest daisy j x

  2. I'm being very spoilt thank you, hope you are too! I just love felting wools, the colours are beautiful, like candy floss. Great little hens there, have a lovely week! :) x

  3. Hello, Penny, I love your felted chicken and all the others too....sounds like a fab course. Happy mothers day to you too lovely.
    Jacquie x

  4. Lovely Penny these felted little ones are just adorable, how clever you are. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, sending you lots of loves and hugs

  5. Your little chicks are way to cute for their own good!!! What beautiful decorations they will make for your home though. Love the brooches too!! That really has been a fun swap hasn't it! xx

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed your first foray into felting :) Never tried it myself but I know a few others who love it!
    Hope you had a lovely relaxed Mother's Day.
    S x

  7. I like the idea that stress relief is inherent in needle felting ... perhaps I should take it up! Hope your plans to move are going well and that any stabbing of wool with needles that's happening where you are is just for fun x

  8. Such cute little hens, sounds like it was a fun workshop! xx

  9. Harriet is a beauty ... sounds like a lot of fun was had at the workshop ... Bee xx

  10. Harriet is fabulous, I love how they all have their own personalities. That workshop looks like a lot of fun. x

  11. Oh my word... the felted chicks... I L-O-V-E them! So cute
    Thanks for sharing.... Jay x