Thursday, June 9, 2011

Barnacle Pillow Tutorial- Part 2 (of 4)

After felting...with the raw locks hidden inside!

 


Cut open and turned right side out..."Hello Fishy-lips"!! :)

 


Stuffing the pillow with wonky white roving, prior to stitching it up.

 


The finished pillows in all of their weirdness!!

 


As you can see from the first photo...

...after felting, you're left with a hollow ball of felt with the plastic resist inside.

It is then cut open, wide enough to turn the pillow right side out...

...and stuffed with wool roving.

Since I wanted the pillows to be pretty firm (for lumbar support)...

...I stuffed them with a lot of wool.

If you'd like them to be softer than this...

...just stop filling them when they 'feel right' to you! :)

To finish it up, I hand-stitched it closed with strong thread...

...and repositioned some of the loooong Icelandic fleece locks...

...which had gotten a little stuck during felting.

Next time...I'll introduce you to their big brother!!! Giggle.

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15 comments:

Nancy said...

These are so cool.......Thanks for telling us how to make them....

Happy Mommy said...

WILD!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Nancy!
Leeann--Aren't they?!?!

Kelly said...

Cool! 4 parts!!! this is a record! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--Thanks for being so patient!
XXO--

WonderWhyGal said...

OMG! Those are amazing. Now I'm wondering how my youngest dog would react to them. Have I mentioned he has paca poo breath? Oh yes,...he is licking the Alpaca poo off my muck boots I leave on the deck. Nice, eh? I can just imagine what that stinker would do to my pillows.

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow! I love these pillows. You are the felting queen!!! Honestly, you make so many cool things...Your talents and sense of humor just never cease to amaze me...I always look forward to your posts.

Hugs,
Dawn

Rachel said...

They do look fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--They would probably become his favorite chew toys!
Dawn--You are so sweet...thanks!
Rachel--Thanks!!

Sandie Knapp said...

Once again, you have totally surprised me, but how ingenious are those?? Just amazing!! Hope you get good support from them too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks for your eternal encouragement!! XXO-

Marushka C. said...

These are fun & funky. Best of all, it's easy to tell that you're having a great time making them.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Mary--Yes, I always enjoy being a little WILD!! :)

Janee Lookerse said...

They DO look like something that came crawling out of the ocean! I'll bet they are much softer (and dryer) though!

xoxo
Janee

Heather Woollove said...

Janee--Yeppp...'love me' some weird stuff!! :)