Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WOYWW - felting or dumfing

Good morning all!!
Before you is a nice neat room and tidy table - I just had to clear out some of my untidy mess after my weekend of crafty activity (See gorgeousness on post below!)
On my table this morning are three pieces of handmade felt. I spent yesterday morning wet felting these.



This one is for Annie. She finds wet felting difficult because it hurts her wrists and shoulders so, I offered to make a piece for her to use as a dumfing background.

This is what it looked like when all the wool rovings were laid out ready to wet felt.







And below is my experiment.
I fancied making a flower garden so I wet felted a background piece and then I will work on it with my embellisher (dumfer) and see what happens.


The little pictures below were needle felted onto a piece of wet felted background  and then machine embroidered and beaded.

I think we will pop them in the shop once they are finished off.
I have started the "mini felted picture" shelf already.
I put a few of my little dumflings in there so click here to have a look, if you are interested.

And lastly....
the latest little ATCs to arrive through my letterbox.


They are all so beautiful and will just about fit on my A3 collage board, so I will be finishing that off later. Thanks lots everyone - it's been a fun going global!

Now to see what Julia has been up to in her Stamping Ground this week.
Have a great day.
See you later
x Jo

59 comments:

Sylvie said...

I love your mini felted pictures... they are so beautiful. Hugs Sylvie

Lynn Holland said...

What a great WOYWW page, so colourful and interesting. I'm popping back later to study this dumfing technique you so beautifully execute.
Lynn x

Annie said...

Can't wait to get dumfing on that fab new background Jo. You are a treasure for doing that for me.
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

beautiful felted pieces. Love all those ATC's! Have a great week. Vickie #23

BJ said...

Adore your dumfing - sigh BJ#47

Franka Benjaminsen said...

These mini felted pictures are wonderful! I'm working with some fabric now and it's great. Love all the colours you've used and you did a great free motion machine work. Well done!. Bye, Franka

Doone said...

Lizzie did a gorgeous wet felt poppy scene, with gorgeoous dry felting added, I keep tellign her to vist you, and to blog... must get a pressure group going,

cannot wait to see the a3 atc collective collage

Neet said...

Wet felting now! Is there no end to your talent! I love the picture above the little dumfed ones, it looks all Monet'ish and dreamy and lovely and ...
Great dumfing pictures - must go an look what else you have been doing.
Thanks so much for sharing all these goodies.
Hugs, Neet #21 xx

April said...

Wow! lovely felting! so pretty. And some lovely ATC's there too x April#100

KatzElbows said...

I do love visiting your blog. First the beautiful rainbow welcomes me and then there's always something to be amazed and inspired by. Thank you.

cheers, rachel #19

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for your birthday greeting... It's been a good'un! Love your felty dumfings, they are exquisite. Lovely to be back for a while!
JoZarty x

Sandy said...

love you dumflings they are all so pretty. Have a great week. sandy :)

sandra de said...

You are amazing I cannot believe what you can create with some fibres and needle and thread. Looking forward to seeing your A3 collage board.
Sandra @32

Trish Latimer said...

Those felted pictures are GORGEOUS!! love them lots! Trish #71

craftymonki.com said...

Oh my, your felting is wonderful, and made all the more magical by the fact that I have no clue how you do that! Amazing!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

Darla said...

I just never know what techniques I'll see on Wednesdays..this is awesome! #118

famfa said...

Beautiful dumfings. Lovely ATC's.
Famfa 117

Laura said...

I was just about to say you need to start doing dumfing workshops... then I saw the title of the post below!
Laura 94

Lizzie said...

Gosh, I have never heard of "dumfing", but it seems to produce some excellent results, however you do it...
Gorgeous poppies - especially the big picture, but also those lovely little mini-pics too.
I love the flower garden, so far. Will you be embellishing it with embroidery next? If it's as fab as the poppies, that will be great!

Glad I decided to visit (I thought I would go and see all the posts ending with a #4 today!)
LizzieMade (108)

Rita said...

Hi Jo, I'm just loving your felting . The more I see the more I love it. Hugs Rita 46 xx

Angelfish said...

They are just gorgeous Jo :o) You are a very talented pair of sisters.
Fiona xx

Helen said...

Hi Jo If you pardon my phrase but 'Stunning dumflings you have there love! The computer he want to say dumplings! I love seeing the peeks at what you do to get to the finished article.

Hugs from Helen 107

Please pop to see Angenita (89) as she could do with a WOYWW hug today (pass it on)

Hazel said...

Gorgeous ATCs. I love the felting (have never tried this.) Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #87 x

SueH said...

Your new dumfing are absolutely beautiful JO, the colours are so vivid. You know, they would look stunning just mounted onto an A5 card, I bet you would sell loads of them, especially new Clintons has gone out of business.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#82

Helen said...

Your creativity is endless ! such beautiful work again. Also loving your latest batch of atcs,
Happy woyww, Helen, 33

Miriam said...

Gorgeous. I would love to try felting!

#101

Miriam said...

Gorgeous. I would love to try felting!

#101

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous, what an amazing technique
Sophie no.93

Jingle said...

Such wonderful needle felting!

trisha too said...

That's it. You all are making me get out my dumfing stuff.

(I'm "easily amused," AND easily influenced, apparently!)

Didn't have much I could show this week, so went with
the WOYWW--Daughter Edition!

:)trisha
#143

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the idea of felting but I have absolutely no idea of how to go about it. Yours are beautiful as is the background you've done for Annie!
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVing the Dumfing Jo, it looks amazing and so pretty...fabby ATC's you've recieved too, just wonderful, thanks for sharing and dropping by me...Mel :)

Angie said...

Wow ...have you thought of doing something on u tube ....I know I would love to watch you create.xx#9

RosC said...

The dumfing technique is simply gorgeous. I'm really very taken with the finished product, embroidery and all.
Thanks for coming to visit my space.
Ros #51

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I love your needle felted flowers!
They are so pretty!! :)
Mary Jo #123

Di said...

Just beautiful Jo - I'm still in awe of dumpfing. Such pretty results. Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

While I doubt I have the skill for this, I really appreciated all the info in this, and the last couple, of posts! You work is simply stunning and seeing the process is fascinating.

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Morti said...

I'm now going to have to go away and find out what "wet felting" involves. I'm assuming, water. But, that could be completely off track!

Glad to see my ATC got there ok!

Thanks for stopping by...

Polly Polkadot said...

Stunning as always. I still haven't even popped by to say a big Thank you for my ATC, I love it, it even came away with me last weekend. I'm still swamped by my chaotic life, so blogging is taking a back seat.

Daniella said...

So sorry I am so late!! That felting is amazing!! You do such beautiful work!!
xxDaniella#167

butlersabroad said...

Love that wet felt technique, the fibres all laid out ready look really soft and pretty. Go ahead and dumpf this sunset picture, I'd love to see it, you can put it in your shop and sell it. Let me know if you'd like the original to work from!

Hugs
Brenda 2

Angenita said...

Thank you for stopping by.

Wow this is stunning! I remember why I like WOYWW so much, there are so many skills and ideas. I really like your felting.

Minxy said...

Thanks for visiting my desk, Sorry i'm a bit late.
Your felting as always is spectacular
Hugz Minxy #11

scrappymo! said...

Those mini felted pictures are gorgeous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the Keep Calm and WOYWW on ATC. Boy, someone was very clever to come up with that. I have no idea what felting is but I like the outcome--your miniature felted pictures. Very cool stuff!

RosA said...

I saw (IRL) the beautiful felted ATC that you sent my friend Sandra de. It is absolutely gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW!

Neesie said...

I'm always amazed by your WOYWW entry...I've never seen or heard about these techniques.
Fascinating.
The ATC's are fantastic. You've got a wonderful collection there ;D
Happy WOYWW and apologies for being so late visiting!

Bridget Larsen said...

Strange word but gorgeous craft
Bridget #13

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous mini felted pictures Jo, love the colours :-)
Anne x

Lavinia said...

Oh how pretty those Felted pictures are! I love them, really fancy a go at felting, might have to you tube a how to on it! Once I have a desk to work on that is, its gone for now, oooo anxiety driven already & its only been 6 hours :(
Lavinia #5
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! oh my gosh, those wet felted garden are just gorgeous. your dumfling projects, like the poppies and ATCs, never cease to amaze me.
hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

Sarah Anderson said...

love the machine embroidery with the felting, it's stunning

Mrs A. said...

I'm in love with your poppy dumflings. They are absolutely dumflinicous!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Sue from Oregon said...

Hi Jo! Been browsing all you gorgeous felt creations tonight! They are just so beautiful-reminds me of Monet paintings! Thanks for always sharing your beauties with us. Enjoyed seeing all your ATCs too! Happy WOYWW!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow, I once saw something like this on Kirsty Allsopp's show. Yours are amazing. Take care, am snooping still on Sunday, late but determined to get round more than I have for a few weeks! Zo xx 73

Julia Dunnit said...

Love love the poppies Jo, and the fact that your gorgeous Dd comes home to bust the stress, she's as clever as you, huh. loving your felting, you have a real sympathy for florals and colours, huh.

akilli melek said...

love your dumfing it is so pretty.
Nice to have crafty days with other crafty friends.Especially when you get such pretty outcomes ;-)
caroline #137

Bernice said...

Your felt pictures are so beautiful - I want to try that now! Such a cute wee bird and ATC. Thanks for sharing.
Bernice

Michele Rickitt said...

Heartfelt Silks palm washboards are great for people who can't roll when wet felting.