Friday, November 19, 2010


The work of Ronel Jordaan, a textile designer from South Africa,
is so unique and beautiful.
But her pillows are soooo expensive (almost $200)!

So, I set out with my best friend and crafting companion, to
try to design our own "Ronel Jordaan style" pillow! We had as much fun
rounding up the supplies (off to Goodwill for 100% wool sweaters that we brought
home to wash and "felt") as we did making the pillow tops.

Just look for 100% wool in the colors you love, wash them in
hot water, and throw them in the dryer. Then cut them up as needed.

Then choose your colors of wool roving, purchase your felting needle tool (Joann Fabrics),
and you're ready to begin!


Using a felting tool, punch in a winding vine of wool roving onto a rectangle of felted wool.  Cut out some leaves from another color of felted wool.  We washed and dried some old wool sweaters to use for the roses and nest on the pillow.  Just cut out a circle from the wool, then cut it into a spiral.  Starting on the outside of the spiral, roll your felt around and around making a beautiful, textured rose.
We LOVE our finished products - our own version of a
textured, felted wool pillow top!

SAVINGS - $175
Frugal at its best!

I linked up with Saturday Soiree at A Little Lovely, Freckled Laundry, and Frugal Friday over at The Shabby Nest, for this one!


Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Goodness, you should love it - it's simply gorgeous! Thank you for showing us how non-intimidating it really is.

the cape on the corner said...

wow, that looks great! amazing job!

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

very inspiring! thanks for the tip on the felting tool!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your pillow is amazing! I love the the way your flowers turned out. How big of circle did you start with? Do you only need one circle cut into a spiral to make a whole flower? You have great ideas!


Jane@Little House of Projects said...

I absolutely love the felted flowers! This is definitely going on my to-try list.



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