Recap on the online course on crochet planned color pooling

Here is a recap on the online course on crochet planned color pooling by Kim Sorensen

This was Kim’s first online course at Curious Mondo and she rocked!

Shahar Boyayan was the host for this course. She tried a little bit of crochet pooling on camera but that didn’t go very far.

She knows so much about crochet pooling and she is so good teaching. People fell in love with her. She got tons of questions and the audience was really excited to get their projects started.

This was not a short tutorial but a 9 hour course. In-depth so people could become masters in planned color pooling

She showed several variations, patterns and styles of planned color pooling. The gifts for the chat drawing were also incredible.

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How To Choose Needles For Needle Felting

This week on Felting TV we show you the different types of needles for needle felting and the purpose for each one. Happy felting!

Felting needles are barbed needles used to interlock wool fibers. As the felting needle is moved up and down, the barbs on the needles catch the scales of the wool and entangle them creating a material called felt.

needle felting needles

Making Foam Weapons and Props For Cosplay and Film

Here is another online course you don’t see in other places. Making Foam Weapons and Props For Cosplay and Film.

Mattew Walther uses EVA foam to make incredible pieces. Have you checked his other course on making Armors? Really good stuff.

If you are a maker, love Cosplay or work in the film industry creating props, you need to check out this online course.

Making Foam Weapons and Props For Cosplay and Film

foam weapons

Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing

Jodi McRaney Rusho with Glass with a Past is back with another online course. This time Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing. She will be creating some very fun pieces. Don’t forget to save your seat. You know that when we are live you can watch the whole online course for free.

fused glass class

Interview with Megan Nedds from Woolen Wagon Felt Creations, Needle Felting

This week we interview Megan Nedds from Woolen Wangon a young felt artist with amazing animal sculptures.

She makes realistic needle felted animals sculptures

megan neds

Wool Roving, Felting Wool & Needle Felting Wool Tutorial

Wool Roving, Felting Wool & Needle Felting Wool Tutorial.

Check the different types of wool for wet felting and needle felting in this brief tutorial. covering the difference between wool roving, wool batting, wool sliver and wool top.

We show samples of our merino cross batting, New Zealand corriendale, merino top, merino silk blends and more. Also covers which wool you might choose for your wet felting and needle felting projects

 

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A Bit About Felting

We talk about fibers, needle felting, wet felting and I show a few of my creations! Share the word about felting. It is so much fun!! 🙂

FELTING is an age-old craft. Perhaps developed in the Middle East, perhaps the Far East, it is a process that has evolved with local traditions wherever it was used. And it is still used today, by kids in kindergarten to nomads on the great plains of Asia living in felt yurts. The technique is basic, requires very little experience or tools, and “mistakes” may well lead to interesting results.

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