Saturday, December 4, 2010

Needle Felted Gnomes

The very talented Laura Lee Burch offers the most wonderful tutorial on making these Needle Felted Gnome Ornaments.
Look at these cute little guys, each one with his own personality.

I've only done a little needle felting, but after reading her very clear, step by step instructions, these look do-able even for a newbie.

And with a little variation, you can make Santa's as well.
On a perfect day, I would love to sit at my house with friends and work on these.
Soup on the stove, a fire in the fireplace, Christmas music in the background.
Sounds heavenly.
If you are not into needle felting, Laura has an etsy shop, where you can order her amazing creations.
Laura Lee Burch is originally from Indiana, but currently lives with her husband and 3 daughters in Tel Aviv, Israel.
She is the author of 2 books for Leisure Arts:
Sew Magical For Baby


Lois Evensen said...

How very darling! I love the personalities each seems to have.

Sacha said...

ils sont vraiment mignons ces petits pères Noêl !! bravo !
Bonne journée

em's scrapbag said...

These are so gosh darn cute. I read the tute. Do you know where to get this kind of wool? BTW my button covers came today. Let the fun begin!

Kathi Thompson said...

The felted gnomes are darling! I will definitely look into the tutorial.

Janet said...

I love them, anything a bit quirky looking and I'm sold. I shall go have a peek. Thanks for the link.

Micki said...

What cute gnomes..they are each so individual!

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm a wool newbie. But you paint a fabulous picture. Wish we could blink and make it so.

Truffle queen said...

OOOH - I really to make some of those gnomes! I could change them a little to be the Swedish version! With the name Sorensen - you may need to make some Norwegian gnomes! lol I think Jane and I will fly to St. George and join your group when you make them! lol Dream on!

Sparky said...

Ohhhh wow...I love these...I use to needle felt my dolls hair...made a couple cats..but NEVER anything like these..the snowman my fav...absolutely amazing...and how goes the search?