Before our Holiday break, you might have seen me on the show with Martha demoing a fairly simple project— felt animal art. Materials needed are minimal—RIT dye, white wool felt, an embroidery hoop and imagination. For this winter series I chose Evening Blue so it would resemble the the deep blue ocean or a cold night sky against the frozen earth. The project was inspired by Jude's Arctic tapestry from last winter season. I took that project down a notch to make it more approachable and affordable. A yard of 100% wool felt is available online at Aetna Felt for half the price it sells for locally here in NYC. With just a yard of felt and a single dye bath, you can create multiple pieces to display on a wall. Embroidery hoops are sold in most craft stores, but sometimes you can find a good lot of them on Ebay for even less!
This project doesn't stop here— dip dye white felt in an orange ombre for African Sahara animals or a green ombre for jungle animals.
Stay tuned for photos of the big book I made for baby Jude!!