Needle Felted Bears

I’ll be teaching two Needle Felted Bear Classes this weekend. For those of you attending, or trying this at home, I’ve put together a Pinterest Board with lots of inspiration for you!  There are bears of all shapes and sizes and colors and breeds, felted by many talented felting artists.  You can keep it simple but making a roundish shape, adding some bears, a face, and a little bear muzzle, or spend more time adding legs and feet, and feet pads, even clothing and accessories.

 

Be sure to check out the classes at Alpaca Meadows, including a Bear Needle Felting Class.   Felting Supplies such as Felting Foam, Felting Needles, Multi-Needle Felting Tools, and Finger Protectors are available online and in our Farm Store.  You might also be interested in our Needle Felt An Animal Friend Kit by Back to Back Alpaca, a great kit for learning the techniques of three dimensional needle felting.

 

For online classes, be sure and check out the wide selection of Bluprint classes (formerly Craftsy) available on our website.

Watch woodworking classes at myBluprint.com

Yards Per Ounce Calculations – Alpaca Yarn Company

I wish I would have written down how much yarn it took to make that …
Resolved to get better at keeping records, I’m adding this post to my blog for your reference and mine!

Alpaca Cowl Neck Warmer

 Using the formula from my previous post on Figuring the Yardage Used in A Finished Project,  I have come up with the following calculations for each line of yarn from The Alpaca Yarn Company.  Figuring the yardage used in a finished project made from any of these yarns, can be found by multiplying the weight of the item times the yards per ounce of that yarn.

Astral – Alpaca Blend Yarn
197 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 56 yards per ounce

Paca Peds Alpaca Sock Yarn

Paca Peds – Alpaca Blend Sock Yarn
360 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 103 yards per ounce

Paca Paints – Alpaca Yarn
220 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 63 yards per ounce

Snuggle – Alpaca Blend Yarn
104 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 29.71 yards per ounce

I am in the process of creating Pinterest boards for each yarn, with links to FREE patterns for each and yardage required!  Be sure to check back!

 

Valentines I Love

I don’t know if any of you like Pinterest like I like Pinterest!   Now I’m even more excited this morning after learning something new, and that is how to embed a Pinterest board on my website.  So I am happy to share with you my “Valentines I Love” board.  A collection of Valentines Day projects and creations that impress and inspire me … hope you enjoy!

Follow Alpaca Meadows’s board Valentines I Love on Pinterest.

Be sure to click See on Pinterest above to see more!

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