I have felted purses and bags before, but that was the extent of my felting journey. I saw Claudia on The Knitting Blog by Mr. Puffy the Dog blog felt an adorable bunny and knew I had to try it. With the help of instructions from The Daily Felt, and some You Tube Videos (I like this one by Brookelynn Morris), I was off.
Wet Felting with a resist, to make a 3D item.
I cut this shape out of some packing material to use as my resist. This will be placed in the middle. I’ll layer pieces on the top and bottom, wet felt and then cut them apart to stuff it. Sounds easy? Let’s see if it is….
I need some bubble wrap, use it bubble side towards your felting, If it is not wide enough, you can duct tape it together to make it wider, (duct tape on the smooth side)
Follow the instructions on the Felting lessons site
OK not looking very bunny like here, more like a blue blob.
And then drying and stuffing your creature, I needle felted the opening together.
In the film, King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table are led to the Cave of Caerbannog by Tim the Enchanter, and find that they must face down both the Rabbit and the Black Beast. The Cave of Caerbannog ("caer bannog" being Welsh for "turreted castle") is the home of the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh. This is guarded by a monster which is initially unknown. King Arthur and his knights are led to the cave by Tim the Enchanter, and find that they must face down its guardian beast. Tim verbally paints a picture of a terrible monster with "nasty, big, pointy teeth!", so terrifying that Sir Robin soils his armour. When the guardian appears to be an innocuous white rabbit,surrounded by the bones of the fallen. Very scary!! LOL
For those of you not interested in Killer Rabbits, try a coin purse, or I like the following link to a felted beret below!
Interested in trying a felted beret? Take a look at this video by Threadbanger
Also see this site from Terry Feltinglessons.com, she has felting info, and projects, lots of videos also to help you out! Thanks Terry!