Felting

One of the most popular trends in the world of needlework lately, of course, is felting (or felting from wool). And here there is nothing supernatural because things made of wool not only look beautiful, but also cozy. And meanwhile not many people know that this kind of needlework has been for more than 8000 years. Today we will try to make a brooch "Yabloko" using the method of dry felting. For this we need: 1. Wool - combed ribbon (two shades of green, brown, white); 2. Needles for felting No. 3-4 (you need both a thick needle for the first stage of felting, and a thin one for finishing trimming); 3. Clasp for brooches; 4. Sponge or thick brush; 5. A little patience and a lot of time.
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Now you can start felting. First of all, we need to make the apple itself. To do this, we tear off the middle strand of wool of light green color, we twist it into a kind of circle (it is not necessary to achieve a perfectly smooth shape, in the process of felting the wool will sit down and the product will become what you want it to be).We take a thick (or middle) needle and begin to knock down the wool with quick movements of the hand. It is important to ensure that the needle is always at a right angle (otherwise a fragile needle can break easily).
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Gradually, the wool begins to fall, and the product acquire a more dense form.
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As our future apple becomes denser, you can give it a more interesting shape (agree that an absolutely round apple looks I'm not very interesting). To do this in the places we need, using a thin needle, you need a little more to roll wool (so that there would be recesses). Another hour or two and the foundation for the apple is ready!
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However, so far this incomprehensible oval is not very similar to an apple, therefore we begin to complement the product with various elements. So, for example, I decided to make my own white seeds for my apple, for this we nip off just a little white wool and roll it to the green base with the usual movements.
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But even with seeds the apple looks defective, you see, something is missing. Therefore, we take the dark green wool and begin to roll a leaf, so that the leaf does not seem too boring, you can add light green streaks. At the end of the leaf, leave a little lint, it is necessary in order to then lay down the leaf to the apple.
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After our apple has seeds and a leaf, it needs to be done stalk and tail.
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So we got an apple, at the final stage we sew a buckle to the apple - the brooch is ready!
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Wear it with pleasure!
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