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Enjoying creating seasonal felt decoration

Star Angel, needle felted

I really enjoy experiencing the different seasons; the way how they unfold, transform and change through the year. The change of colours in nature is an amazing transformation, which I do observe in total awe. I love to share my joy and love for nature and it’s wonders and beauty. I share it e.g. in workshops, in fairy healing, in nature healing, in nature mandalas, in my fibre craft creations, in  paintings and even when I’m dancing.

Seasonal felt creations

As the seasons and the realm of nature beings are very close to my heart it is no wonder that one of my favorite activities is to create seasonal items and ornaments. Even though the seasons occur every year, I still enjoy creating something new, use different colours, shapes and even different materials as you can see below.

A few weeks ago I had some fun by painting these gnome faces on wood. Or do you think they look a bit like Santas?

Wooden gnomes
Wooden gnomes

Anyway, here are 4 mini Santas, needle felted from wool fibres. One of them was made by a felt workshop participant.

Needle felted Santas
Needle felted Santas
Needle felt workshops

If you wish to learn how to seasonal felt creations using needle felting, then I am happy to welcome you at one or a series of felt workshops.

Fairies and angels
Fairies and angels

Angels and fairies are always a beautiful decoration and a lovely hand-made gift.

 

Fire and water fairy
Fire and water fairy

 

I recently enjoyed creating fairies related to the elements. The first fairy is related to fire and water and the second one is related to earth and water.

Earth and water fairy
Earth and water fairy

 

 

 

Toad stol and dwarf

 

 

 

 

If you like more subtle colour shades, then you may enjoy creations out of plant dyed wool like this toad stool and gnome. This one here has found a new home in Belgium. I love when my creations find new homes and friends in different parts of the world. I am happy to create bespoke items and ornaments either needle felted or wet felted and bring joy and beauty to my customers.  Please, contact me if you  wish to order a customized felted item and I am happy to create one for you, your friend or family.

Bluebells
Bluebells

This year’s Celtic fire festival of Beltane on the 30. April I spent with acquaintances and friends.  After a delicious shared dinner we were sitting in a circle around a table with flowers and candles,  sharing our experiences in nature at this time of the year and sharing traditions and customs of Beltane and May Day from different regions of this planet. The relation to bonfires, fertility and abundance in nature celebrated in tribes and cultures is

Lush beech leaves
Lush beech leaves

obvious.  How much do we enjoy the beauty in Nature after a long Winter! The abundance and variety of plants growing, while the days are slowly getting warmer, with longer daylight; the lush greens in the new leaves and all colours of the rainbow to be found in trees, bushes and flowers. We are amazed about the life force in Nature! How does this effect our activities? We will definitely spend more time outside with the elements. The voiles to the natural realm are thinner now. The aliveness, the energy of expansion and creativity is all around us! This and more was shared in stories, poems and experiences.

Pink clouds in the sky
Pink clouds in the sky

Enjoying a bonfire in the yard later, under a pink clouded sky, was a fantastic end to a heart warming celebration of Beltane.

Bonfire
Bonfire

A couple of days later I went to Pollock Country Park, a large green belt in Glasgow’s South. What a paradise of bluebells!

Bluebells carpet

I spent the afternoon walking through the various beautiful gardens of Pollock House and later through Pollock Country Park.  I felt very nurtured, peaceful and happy from the depth of my heart and enjoyed all the colourful plants.  Of course my felted friends where accompanying me 🙂 This elf on the photo below is my latest addition.  If you’re living in the Scottish central belt, then you’re welcome to join one of my felt workshop and you can learn how to create those nature beings and other magical beings like dragons etc.  Just use the contact form and get in touch and check out here.

Elf in the bluebells
Elf in the bluebells

He’s lighting the path with his lantern.

Elf and gnome in conversation
Elf and gnome in conversation

The elf in conversation with a little red hat gnome

Elf in the bluebells
Little elf in the bluebells, needle felted