New Improved Pumpkin Tutorial. Even EASIER and faster than my previous version! Fancier too!
Yes that right! It is easier! I have some Custom Made Wool Batting that is simply gorgeous!
WHAT IS BATTING?
Batting is made of layers of wool in colors carefully picked. Then the wool is put through a carding machine and the colors are all combed together loosely. You can see the different shades of orange wool that is highlighted with golden silk. There is a brown for the stem and greens for the leaves. I had this batting made of specific colors that I wanted for my pumpkin kits. All of the details are in the batting, so you can make a base pumpkin and then wrap it up in the batting. It is so fancy it looks like you worked on it all day..but you didn’t!
I like the pumpkin that is the Cinderella shape. I felted in a line to make ridges that go around the pumpkin. I use coarse wool for the core and it saves on felting the whole thing out of the more expensive colored wool. The coarse wool felts faster and makes a firm base to felt into.
Make a ball and felt it together with a #36 coarse needle.Whatever size that you start with, after you felt it, it will be about 1/4 of the size, depending on how firmly that you felt it. You may have to add more wool a few times before you end up with the size that you want.
Ok , now for the fun stuff!!! Let’s add the color!!
Make a stem. Take a piece of the tan wool and folded in half before felting.I split the base into 3 pieces to form the base of the stem. Felt into a steam shape with the base unfelted. Felt the bottom over the top of the pumpkin as pictured.
I added a leaf and some mohair curls for tendrils. I put a little of the brownish purple on the bottom.
That’s it! Now you have a little masterpiece pumpkin. Each one is unique!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY MY NEW NEEDLE FELTING PUMPKIN KIT SEE IT IN MY ETSY STORE. **Just click below. Includes the gorgeous pumpkin batting, 2 felting needles, core wool, tan wool, green wool and BONUS green mohair curls for tendrils!
Feeling more ambitious? I have a new SILK pumpkin kit that makes gorgeous pumpkins in any color that YOU choose! You make doodles with the silk strands to decorate it! Each is one of a kind!