The Sassy Acorn Custom Made Wool Bowl June 01, 2014 16:30
This 100% wool (8.5 ounces) bowl is approximately 5" wide and 2 1/2" deep. We hand needle felted this precious creation in about 8-10 hours. We then hand sewed a Purl & Loop tag to the bottom. Is anyone interested in a custom made bowl like this for $165 (includes $15 for shipping) of $150 if you pick it up at our studio? We have the wool to make 2, possibly 3, more bowls and they will take about 2-3 weeks to create. If you are interested, just send us your email address, name, mailing address, phone number, and if you want it shipped or will pick up and we will send you an electronic invoice. That's it, no other action steps required.
For those of you who have purchased one of our needle felted bowl kits, taken one of our classes, or seen our needle felted bowl video tutorial, you can easily make this on your own. You will need:
- SMOOTH 5” foam ball (like Styrofoam) from your local craft store for shaping
- 8.5 ounces wool roving or batting plus additional colors for the flowers
- Felting needles
- Optional: multi-needle felting tool
Unlike our instructions in our kits or on the video, we did not go all the way up to the halfway line on the foam ball when we started the process. We wanted a shallower bowl so we started felting the wool about 1” from that line.
Once about 25% of the base wool was used, we started working with the multi-needle felting tool and the process sped up considerably. We find that sculpting with one single needle in the beginning is necessary to create a base. After that the multi needle tool is very effective. At the end, we tidy up everything with the single needle again.
We then added the flowers just like we add the dots in our instructions and on our video. We admit, it took several attempts to achieve the desirable shapes but after awhile, creating the flowers became very easy. We now have a unique business card or car key holder!