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Stylish Nordic Felt Decorations You Can Make Yourself

What a thrill to feature, and showcase the free tutorials, and amazing handmade collection from felt florist, The Tsubaki. They are the perfect addition to a minimalist, or simple Nordic style Christmas décor.

Indeed, my own home is full of her beautifully created cut felt flowers and stems; her Eucalyptus stems, Peonies, and Cherry Blossoms are to die for!

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Yuki works with flat felt creating intricate designs for flowers, holiday décor, wall hangings and so much more, and her amazing Floriography (the language of flowers) skills are inspired by her creative Japanese heritage and the ever changing seasons.

FREE TUTORIALS FROM THE TSUBAKI From perfect Poinsettia’s to marvellous mini trees, why not create Yuki’s beautiful creations yourself. Click on the photos below and follow the links for some festive free tutorials. You will soon find yourself begin to relax, unwind, and enjoy the process of some meditative creativity.

MEET THE MAKER

Bringing together her love of nature and creating using felt, Yuki Brittain started The Tsubaki in 2017. Now, just a few years later, her business is flourishing and she is fondly known as ‘the felt florist’.

Introducing Yuki Brittain from The Tsubaki
Introducing Yuki Brittain from The Tsubaki

I was brought up in a very creative family in Japan surrounded by craft and people designing and making things! My grandmother made Kimonos, my grandfather taught me how to make straw shoes, my father still loves DIY and making his own fishing tools from scratch and my mother was also involved in the craft world. Naturally I absorbed a lot.

TURNING A DREAM INTO REALITY

I started designing felt floral gardens after becoming a mum of 2 and deciding now was the time to follow my dreams of designing artificial flowers from felts. Creating natural looking flowers has given me a renewed energy and a connection to an artistic world I have always dreamed of. Our felt flower shop offers wedding bouquets, home flower arrangements, botanical gifts and more, all handcrafted in the UK.

ETHOS

Simplicity and calm. I attempt to create a sense of peacefulness all the way from my products to the design of my website to the service I provide. My aim is to transmit the beauty of nature into people’s homes and to give people a moment of clarity.

THE PROCESS

My inspirations come from the outside world. I enjoy walking in the woods near my home, seeing the changes in nature throughout the seasons. My ideas on what to design usually come from these moments when connecting with nature. They can come at any point when I am outside so I always carry a sketchbook to write or draw designs as soon as inspiration hits!

I am also a keen student of flowers and visit many gardens throughout the UK and keep updated with the latest trends through social media, the internet and magazines. I like to make my flowers as representative as possible to real life so I practice the designs many hundreds of times before settling on a style.

INSPIRATION

Currently I live in the countryside in Surrey. I have amazing woods within a five minute walk which I never take for granted as it gives me such a sense of belonging, amongst nature, flowers and the outdoors.

SHOP THE TSUBAKI COLLECTION

Yuki is constantly updating her designs to follow the seasons, and her beautiful website is so worth a visit, even if it is just to look at the stunning Peonies and dazzling felt flower bouquets.

BOOK AN ONLINE COURSE

If you have tried the free tutorials and fancy something a bit more in depth then Yuki has some amazing online courses. At just £20 per course this is amazing value, and the results are stunning! There is even a master class so you can do a deep dive into creating beautiful felt flowers with ‘The Felt Florist’.

BOOK AN ONLINE COURSE

Yuki has created courses designed for all levels, from a beginner to experienced flower makers. Showing you step by step how to recreate some of her beautiful designs.

Get social with The Tsubaki. Happy festive felting!

MAKE SPECTACULAR NEEDLE FELTED DECORATIONS

Why not try needle felting with these fabulous free tutorials, and fill your home with beautiful handmade Christmas décor. Made with love, by you!

Image shows cute needle felted Christmas decorations. DIY Christmas wreath, bauble, gnomes and fairies
Image shows cute needle felted Christmas decorations. DIY Christmas wreath, bauble, gnomes and fairies

How To Make Spectacular Needle Felted Christmas Decorations

FILL YOUR HOME WITH SEASONAL ‘HANDMADE BY YOU’ JOY

Tis the season to get creative and, whatever your seasonal style I have a Christmas craft project to suit. From cute and quirky, to stylish and minimal. It’s all here, on the blog, completely free, and all you have to do is fill your seasonal stockings full of inspiration, grab your wool and needles, and get felting. And of course, ten times better than shop bought and made with love by you.

There are so many great seasonal ideas on this page you won’t know where to start. From Nordic gnomes giving you all the hygge feels, cute snowmen, baa-ble tree decorations, super stylish wreaths and garlands, to forest fairy tree toppers. There’s a felting project to suit every taste, even Christmas pumpkins. Proof, if ever needed, that pumpkins are not just for Halloween. And it has to be said, these cool winter wonderland pumpkins wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Disney movie.

Needle felting is a fun, creative process that can be used to make some absolutely adorable Christmas crafts, and I have some fabulously fully festive needle felting projects to share with you! You’ll need wool tops/roving or carded wool, felting needles, and a felting mat.

From stylish wreaths and garlands to quirky gnomes, there’s a project for every age and ability!

Check out the fabulous felting projects below, and make your holiday season merry and bright!

VIDEO TUTORIALS

The Felt Hub on YouTube is full of seasonal creativity. Just click on any of the photos below and you can felt alongside me, workshop style

SHOP NEEDLE FELTING PATTERNS

My needle felting kits and patterns have been inspiring creativity since 2014 and, if you are finally ready to take the needle felting plunge then you will find everything you need on the WEBSITE or over at ETSY

SKILL LEVEL

When it comes to these tutorials and kits, they are for all abilities. Allowing you to make your project as difficult, or intricate as you like. Keep it simple if you are just starting and build your skills. But once you have one project under your crafty belt there will be no stopping you. However, be warned, it is a highly addictive craft so be prepared to loose hours, maybe even days to this amazing hobby.

WANT SOMETHING LESS SEASONAL?

Just pop over to the home page HERE and take your pick from the drop down menus. You will find this blog is packed to the rafters with free needle felting tutorials, from learning basic shapes to more advanced projects. There are even free patterns and downloads for you to try.

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BE A VIP! It’s completely free and you will receive a free, super easy,  needle felting pattern, lifetime discount code, exclusive early access to new product launches and promotions, as well as notification of new tutorials and live needle felting workshops.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get cosy with crafts so just grab your wool, felting needles, a big dose of enthusiasm, and maybe a glass of something nice. Cheers and happy festive felting!

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Make A Needle Felted Fairy – Easy Christmas Craft Project

MAKE A NEEDLE FELTED FAIRY TREE TOPPER WITH ME

Make time: 90 minutes

Skill level: Everyone

This fairy tree topper is sure to be a hit. No more need for those complicated, expensive store-bought ones that never quite look as good as you want them too. This one takes no time at all, is completely sustainable, and even better, is handmade by you! Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts brings you the ultimate in christmas crafts this season. A super easy to follow needle felting workshop.

Join me for 90 minutes of fully festive creative respite. It’s a completely free workshop so if you have your own wool stash then come and join me. It will be a fabulous evening and a great way to get in the festive mood. Why not make a night of it and get the whole family involved. Or, grab a glass of something special and have a Skype craft party. However you do it, I will be there answering your questions and showing you all my favourite felting moves.

You will need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wool tops; white and whatever you have in your wool stash
  • Felting needle
  • Felting mat or soft base to work on

Fairy wool packs can be purchased HERE

EASY NEEDLE FELTED SNOWMAN IN JUST 1 HOUR

Christmas wouldn’t be fully festive without a needle felted snowman. Perfect for craft enthusiasts, nervous beginners and everyone in-between. A super easy to follow needle felting workshop. Needle felting kits are available on the Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts website Bring wool, felting needles, your favourite tipple and create a cute, super easy needle felted snowman to add to your Christmas décor.

Make time: 1 hour

Skill level: Everyone

You will need:

  • Any core wool
  • White carded wool – wool tops can also be used
  • Orange wool for carrot nose
  • Black or dark brown for details
  • Bright felting wool for scarf and hat
  • Felting needle
  • Felting mat, or soft surface to work on