Being on extended travel means being away from the beloved studio. I miss it. To keep some creativity going, I've been re-exploring crafts from long ago. In the last post I showed picking up crochet from my childhood. Here's another take on crochet - felted crochet. I had never tried this but in my web surfing I came across felted crochet. I've tried it and loved it! So far I've made a couple of practice handbags (still need to work on this) and felted flowers. I thought, why not? How about a necklace. Here's my first attempt.
It's easy to do, use pure wool yarn, crochet a flower and rope vine, wash it in the washing machine with some detergent and hot water, shape, dry and embellish. I was going for a red poppy and used black seed beads to create the center of the poppy. I like the way it turned out and the felting was fun. Will have to put this away until winter when it's chilly. I think would look great with a sweater.