Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Felt Balls - Student Art

My Beginning 3-d students get a taste of feltmaking with this unit on felt ball making. They begin by choosing from bags of recycled wool yarns and rovings. After being shown how to layer the wool they then stuff it into a nylon and dip it in hot soapy water and work it until the mass turns into a felt ball. After rinsing out excess soap they then manipulate their ball into another form (squares, hersey kisses, hearts, etc.), and let then dry overnight. What I really like about the one above created by Marisela Herrurte is that she stitched on top of it to bring in a bit of embellishment. What a great idea, so beginners this year, you will be stitching your balls :)

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