Bookmarks are a good project for beginners learning about felting. One big
piece of felt is cut up into 2 x 9 rectangles, the edges sewn and ribbon
and/or beads added. Silk roving was added in tiny amounts and makes it pop.
Bits of prefelt and yarn are placed on top of a base color. Then the w
hole thing is felted. It's a good way to use your remnants of wool.
I save anything bigger than the size of my thumbnail!
One piece of felt is made and between 4-6 bookmarks can be cut out, depending on size of piece.
The bookmark edges
are sewn with a zig zag stitch on a
sewing machine. The one of the right
has the zig zag border on it.
Using leftover bits and pieces from previous projects
can be used. Never throw anything larger than your
thumbnail - you never know when you might reuse it!
A 1/4-inch ribbon is added to the bookmarks
so several pages of a book can be saved.
The bookmarks were placed in clear bags and
I sold them at an artists' co-op for $12 each.
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