I was really delighted to spot a lovely new shop selling wool felt the other week.
And I was even more delighted when the owner got in touch to offer me some free felt sheets to try out… I’ve been having a little play with the felt today, and can vouch for its excellent quality and the wonderful fuzziness that you always get with proper wool felt (I am a felt snob, I admit it).
In my continuing obsession with all things miniature, I made a tiny little pincushion using a bottle top for a base. Here it is:
In spite of being utterly uninterested in the doings of the Windsor family (am a grumpy old curmudgeon), I seem to have caught Jubilee-itis, and this pincushion started out a bit red, white and blue…so I threw lots of colours at it in an attempt to save the situation..!
You can get a better idea of how small this one is from this pic:
I even put little magnets in the bottom thinking that it would be useful to be able to stick a pincushion to your sewing machine – then I realised that my sewing machine is plastic! But they are very useful if you have dropped a pin/needle and can’t find it…
Anyway, back to the subject…
Some more about the Wool Felt Company
Although it’s a brand new shop, the Wool Felt Company is the brainchild of the owners of one of my favourite online fabric shops, Fabric Inspirations, so, as far as I am concerned, they have a proven track record. Currently they are stocking 100% wool felt sheets in a lovely wide variety of shades, but the intention is to stock a good quality 30% wool felt blend too. Definitely a shop to add to your list when you are looking for wool felt.
I wanted to share my luck with you lovely readers, so I have cut all the felt sheets in half and I’m giving away this lovely bundle:
And I will throw in the Nearly-Jubilee Pincushion I made today, and a felt craft book too.
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me about your jubilee party / holiday weekend plans, or you can just shout ‘I hate enforced national celebration/I don’t live in the UK (delete as appropriate) just send me the gorgeous felt’.
You have until midnight on Sunday 3 June to leave your comment.