Felting a Fairy


The summer 2011 issue of Spin-Off focuses on felt, felting, and anything feltable. I love needlefelting, and I fell in love ("felt" in love?) with the little felted fairy shown at left. Isn't she the cutest thing?

Needlefelting is fun and easy, though it's slightly hazardous because those needles are SHARP! But the results are wonderful. I've just finished a pair of felted slippers for my mom and I'm going to needlefelt a geometric motif onto them to add some flair.

Check out the article in Spin-Off; it provides step-by-step directions for making your own fairy.

I'm definitely going to make one of these to grace my home office—I know she'll bring luck and deadline-meeting blessings!

For more felting and fiber fun, visit our sister site, Spinning Daily!



Knitting Daily Blog, Needle Felting
Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!