Thursday, August 8, 2013

Needle Felting Video Tutorial and a StencilClub Giveaway



Good Morning StencilGirl Fans!
Maria here...
A Tutorial, a GIVEAWAY! It is a good day!
Today I wanted to show you a little bit about how I made my journal the other day with our EXCLUSIVE StencilClub stencils for August designed by Mary Beth Shaw
These are the PERFECT stencils for this technique!




For the journal I started out with a piece of Duck Cloth I purchased at the fabric store. 
No measuring, I just cut and folded it around the journal to make a "jacket".


Then I cut two 1" long strips of black duck cloth the length of the white jacket and ironed them in half.


I used FabriTac (just a little) to tack the black binding in place until I had time to do the embroidery. Then I traced the stencil onto the cloth with a pencil. Don't worry you will not see it later.


Then I started felting as I showed you in the video. This is really a fun project that anyone can do! After all my needle felting was done, I did a "wonky" blanket stitch over the black binding.  This formed pockets for me to insert my journal into.


Ready to find out about the GIVEAWAY??
There was a GIVEAWAY on the StencilClub Reveal the other day you might have missed! 
We are giving away a set of the July 2013 StencilClub Loose Woman stencils 
by Sue Pelletier away to one lucky winner. 
Do you have to join StencilClub
No, but we sure would jump up and down if you did! 
We think you would too! 
What better than have exclusive stencils automatically show up at your door every month!
What do you have to do to be eligible to win the stencils? 
Go back and comment on 
and you will be entered to win!!!
Good Luck and hope to see you in StencilClub!
You can find more information about StencilClub in the comment post or on our website.
Sign-up for this month's StencilClub closes on August 12!

Before you leave to enter the giveaway...I would love if you also left me a comment here too and told me what unique ways YOU have used stencils.

34 comments:

  1. Sweet little tutorial. You make it look so simple and easy and the results are colorful and fun. Thanks Maria. xox

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  2. You make me want to felt a stencil! I love your bright colors and easy to follow directions! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you so much for showing us how you made your stunning wall hanging. It is so pretty and the stencil is brilliant. x

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    1. The stencil Mary Beth designed is brilliant isn't it!

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  4. Love the look of felting and now with these fab stencils it could be lots of fun. But seriously....do I need to try something new. Of course I do...I'm a procraftinator.

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    1. I think I know what our next "playdate" might be :)

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  5. Sweet lord, that was cool. I never have seen that before. Nice job, Maria.

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  6. Maria, This is awesome! I love the look and you make it so easy! Thank you! A needle felted cuff would be really cool!

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    1. Yes it would and one is already started. Great minds think alike :)

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  7. Not only a way to use the August stencils, but a lesson in felting. OMG! Love learning new ways of using materials I have.

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    1. Good, glad I could give you a new way with your stencils Ruthanne!

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  8. Brilliant, Maria! Loved learning this new technique from you!
    Can't wait to get my August StencilClub stencils!

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    1. I cannot wait to see what you do with the stencils Mary!

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  9. I think I gave Mary Beth credit for the felting fun, so my apologies! Love watching your tutorial, Maria! This process is right up there with popping bubbles in bubble wrap--but with an artful result! ;-)

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    1. NO apologies Kay! We are a TEAM here at SG! You comment made me laugh!

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  10. WOW! Thanks for making the video...you make it look so easy!! I'm going to have to hunt down some supplies and give this a try.

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    1. It is easy Barb--would love to see what you make!

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  11. Totally awesome tutorial - I've always wanted to have a go at this!! x

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  12. Woweeeee!!! Have always wanted to try needle felting. What a great way to create scenes for abstract pictures.
    Susan Samuel

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    1. That's a great idea to try needle felting for Susan!

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  13. I have made pocketbooks with felt and putting on some decoration with stencils would be a great idea. In the past I have used flowers, but a change would be fun. thanks

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    1. Yes! it is a great idea to add to your pocketbooks!

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  14. I would have never thought to try stencils in needlework!

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    1. Well now you know and I would love to see what you make!

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  15. i am so excited maria! i bought everything to do felting a couple years ago and there it sits because whenever i watched a tutorial i just did not get it until right now when i watched yours! so i am going to give it a try and if all goes well i will send u a pic! aloha, angi in hana

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    1. That makes my day Angi when I can help someone see something different! YES! send me a picture!

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  16. Always learning new ways to use stencils but I have used them as cutouts on projects

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  17. How cool. never thought to use a stencil that way. thanks for the inspiration

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  18. can't wait to get my stencils this month - have roving, felting needles, etc. at the ready!!

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  19. I thought I had entered the give away for the stencil...but I can't find it so I am going to try one more time. I would love to win this stencil....Love her art work. Thanks, Pam

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  20. wow! Never heard of this but it looks like so much fun -- and a great stress reliever too! Much more constructive than poking pins in a vodoo doll (just re-watched Witches of Eastwick - hence the reference!) lol!!

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