Thursday, January 15, 2009

Laurel's needle felted trees

My daughter had seen "trees" on etsy and wondered if I could make something similar...I said "sure" but secretly wondered how I would replicate " a stone inside for weight".
Away I went... remembering that I had seen felters encase soap with wool roving and decided I could do something similar with small river rocks... flat on the bottom and nicely smooth. I wanted flat to help the "tree" stay upright. They are 3 to 5" tall and the smallest is a tan color, the middle a dark red and the tallest a very dark brown. Laurel has them at her at-home-work desk!
So, even if they aren't bears or a bear friend... I like them and they forced me to try something different!

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