My name is LISA WALTON and I am a textile artist, teacher and author. I am always on the lookout for inspiration for my creative journey through life. I am happy to share them as well as glimpses of my life.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
During my ongoing West WIng Marathon (just finished Series 4) I am
trying to do a few little bits and pieces and these decorations appealed
to me after I saw them in Houston.
I used one pack of our felt balls - this one is the 1.5cm Cirque collection and one set of 30" craft wire, a Felts Needle (which makes the holes in the balls very easily) and a pair of needle nose pliers.
Using the pliers - twist the end for a end spiral (to stop the balls falling off)
Push the needle through the felt ball closely followed by a ball. Repeat for 4 or 5 balls and the separate them evenly along the wire but leaving about 6" at the end.
Using the pliers - bend the wire under each ball decoratively - twist or spiral or petal shapes - anything to stop the ball falling down the wire.