I’m a little bit excited because, Take A Break Makes magazine is out this month (UK only) and you will find me inside with my pumpkin masterclass tutorial, exclusive to TABM, and I’m really impressed with the content #notbiased Seriously though, aside from the fact that my pumpkin masterclass class is in there, it really is full of great crafty content. Arrived within 48 hours of ordering too! Thanks to daughter for lovely photo 🥰 and Lauren, editor at Take A Break, for inviting me to write the feature. If you don’t fancy a trip to the newsagents, it is available from Great Magazines for just £2.99 including postage. My mum has ordered three, bless her 🥰
Don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on one because you will find the full video tutorial on the Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts YouTube Channel. In fact, I was feeling so generous that I recorded two tutorials; one using wool batting and the other using wool tops/roving. That way, you can use whatever your preference or what you have handy in your wool stash. You’re welcome 🙂
If you don’t have your own wool and needle stash you can pick up a pumpkin needle felting kit on the website. TAKE ME TO PUMPKIN NEEDLE FELTING KIT
From wool to pumpkin in 30 minutes!
I kid you not, pumpkins are one of the easiest things to needle felt so, even if you are the most nervous of beginners, I have every confidence of pumpkin success! For those of you lucky enough to have beautiful weather this Autumn, you can really make an outside impact, whether that be on tables or porches, with a ‘pile’ of pumpkins. Trust me when I say that you will soon be plonking pumpkins on every surface! They really are that addictive!
Gnomes and pumpkins are a match made in heaven and, if you have been following my Nordic Gnome tutorial you will already know that gnomes are as easy as pumpkins to make. I CAN’T WAIT, TAKE ME TO GNOME TUTORIAL
I also stepped a little out of my rustic comfort zone this year and went for all out, pumpkin glamour. More stylish than Audrey Hepburn, a big slap of glamour for your Autumn/Fall table and perfect for even the most princessy of princesses 👑 Nearly all of my beads are charity shop finds made from unwanted necklaces and bracelets and they usually cost between 50 pence and £1.50. Perfect up-cycling for embellishing your perfect pumpkins.
Ain’t no party like a pumpkin party!
YOU WILL NEED:
30g core wool for a medium sized pumpkin, D15cm
10/15g wool batting sheet (any colour)
Contrasting wool top colour: For pumpkin lines
Embellishments: Tussah silk fibres, old jewelry, lace, ribbon etc
Serious rustic chic, giant pumpkin with hessian ribbon embellishments.
Hopefully I have given you enough ideas to inspire your Autumn/Fall creativity, and Pinterest is awash with needle felting ideas! Most important, it doesn’t matter what you make as long as you are creating something that makes you happy whilst doing it.
Happy Fall Felting; I know I’m in the UK but I needed some alliteration to end with.
© 2013 Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts
7 thoughts on “Passionate About Pumpkins”
I haven’t been to your site in awhile, it is hard sometimes to keep up with everyone. I am so glad I went searching you out again. You are one of my favorite bloggers. I love everything you make, just adorable. Congrats on the magazine article, that is so cool and a great photo of you too. Happy felting and thank you for taking the time to show all us beginners how the pros do things.
Oh you are so welcome and thanks so much for your lovely message; I feel very honoured. Going to try and get a few more videos done this week 💕
Thank you so much for your emails…they are so inspiring! How exciting to be published in such a colorful way…good for you! I will be trying the pumpkins and little people-but in different colors from my stash! Thank you again, Marion in Honeymoon Bay, Canada
Wow Marion, I am so honoured that you took time out from your honeymoon to message me. Huge congratulations and I hope you are having a wonderful time! I’m thrilled you are enjoying my tutorials and I am just about to get stuck into some Christmas ones. Any photos of your creations, for the customer gallery, are always eagerly received. Happy felting x
These are adorably cute. I note however, the 30 minutes to complete neglects to factor in a trip to emergency after an inadvertent stabbing. LOL Such beautiful work, thanks so much for sharing.
Oh yes. Must have slipped my mind 🤔