Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hamanaka Penguin and Hamster needle felting kit

Yep, I gave the hamster longer ears so it looks more like a rabbit instead with a nub tail (not pictured).

It's a fun kit and it took almost 2 hours for each animal.

For the blue penguin, you have to wrap the blue felt around TWICE to get the colour to pop, including the white for the tummy. I used 2 layers but I think 3 layers will make the white tummy stand out more.

As for the hamster/rabbit, one layer of the yellow felt is enough.

FYI, the blue, white and yellow felt came in felt sheets. No, regular pieces of felt from the craft stores will not work! As for the core wool, it came in a really thick sheet of short fibre wool, which is absolutely fantastic compared to roving merino wool!

If you are interested in purchasing the Hamanaka Core Wool on it's own, you can purchase it from 1127handcrafter at etsy.
 Packaged Hamanaka Core Wool

Hamanaka Core Wool 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Needle felted flowers, kawaii cloud and bunny!

These are all made with a mix of Hamanaka Wool Candy, Dream Felt economy batt and core felt.

The ones with smiley faces and the big purple flowers are covered by Hamanaka Wool Candy. The flowers are all made with coloured economy batts.

For Hamanaka supplies, I purchase from: 1127handcrafter at Etsy. Best prices and fast shipping!

Not sure if you could see it but I covered this kawaii cloud with Hamanaka Twinkle Series Wool and it's actually a bit brighter and shiny! :D

I hope to make tutorials one day! Right now, I am still fiddling with needle felting goodies, camera and tripod.

Enjoy!! :D

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hamanaka Wool: Candy Nep, Irodori Yasai and Crayon

Here's another haul!

Candy Nep

Crayon (I only got 2 colours)

Vegetable Dye Series: Irodoi Yasai
TOP: Pumpkin, Basil
BOTTOM: Spinach, Tomato, Carrot

Photo credit: 1127handcrafter Etsy