Tuesday, July 3, 2012

IC#13- Red White and Blue Brooch

Our Iron Craft Challenge this week was "Red, White, and Blue."  I chose to make a felted star brooch.  Here's my step by step.


I started by felting each star.  I started by slowly felting all around a small bunch of roving to create a ball.


I then flattened the ball by felting on each side.  I started forming the star shape by turning the piece on its side and working in five points along the edge.



I slowly worked on this to form the star shape.  Some of the points ended up too small so I added a bit of extra roving.


Once I had three stars, I attached them to a piece of felt to help secure them together.  I added a bit of extra roving on the back to secure it.


Finally, I sewed a pin back onto the back of my piece.  That is it!


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6 comments:

  1. Your felting is nice and crisp, it can be heard to get those sharp points.

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  2. This is really nice! It's a simple touch for the 4th! It looks great on the denim bag too.

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  3. How cute! The perfect accessory for tomorrow :)

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  4. Cute, Jenny! Have a great 4th.

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  5. What a great brooch. I tried felting. I kept feeling as if tiny hairs were attacking my nose and throat. What a dork!

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