Winter finally arrived in our NC mountains.....too much snow, ice, and brrrrrrr temperatures. What's a girl to do? Why, stay inside and get creative!Thanks to 'the son & DIL' I was gifted a hefty amount of felting supplies. This is a tool I've had my eye on for some time.....pricey enough that I didn't jump at it immediately. BUT....gosh now I'm glad I own one.
The disc, with its generously sized handle and grooves in the bottom was reported to cause less hand strain plus faster felting. So far, I'd give it a thumbs up.
My first attempt to make votive candle holders combined a pre-felt batt topped with roving. It was successful, yet I was looking for a more uniform, thinner wall. I didn't yet own the felting disc.
Left- white with blue stripes - Right - white with green squiggles
The felting disc helped achieve what I was aiming for. Excuse the photos, good photography is difficult with lights out to showcase the flickering candle. Though wool doesn't burn easily, each holder is fitted with a battery operated votive candle.
Here are three more with their yogurt container forms inside as they dry.
I'm planning to develop a dedicated section in my gallery shop for wool vessels....that is, when I can figure out how to do it....ahhh technology. But if anyone is truly interested in purchasing one....email using link on right side bar.