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Needle-Felted Swan in A Lake. Tuesday Morning, February 11, 2014

140211 Lisa Marris swan and baby cygnet by hooked rug

Lisa Maris’ handmade swan and baby cygnet.

Today Christine Newell showed our craft group how to needle-felt a swan on a lake.

This is craft from Marga Donker’s tutorial in Living Crafts Magazine, Spring 2011 edition. Marga is a member of our community at the Waldorf School of Orange County. She and I overlapped some courses in Foundation Studies. Her family moved back to the Netherlands.

140211 Marga Donkers tutorial needle-felted swan. Spring 2011 Living Crafts Magazine.

A beautiful tutorial from Living Crafts Magazine.

140211 Spring 2011 Living Crafts Magazine Marga Donkers' Needle-felted swan photo tutorial

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Christine brought in a drum carder for the felters to mix colorful rovings. Josephine and Jeanine needle-felting drum carded wool roving for the ponds.

140211 Josephine and Jeanine needle-felted pond base for swan

Kathy’s swan. Her 3rd grader proudly brought it to school next day to show her friends and teachers her mother’s beautiful handwork. How sweet!

140211 Kathy's needle-felted swan

Meanwhile, Heather worked on our hooked rug.

140211 Heather working on hooked rug

Click here to view our Starry Night Hooked Rug, completed.

140211 Hooked Rug by the door right after Heather worked on it

Josephine’s swan has a graceful long arc of a neck.

140211 Josephine's needle-felted swan in lake

Josephine has been busy needle-felting this picture for her daughter.

140211 Josephine's needle-felted 4 seasons tree pictures.

She loves the Peace Fleece wool batting because it gives the pictures more body such as seen in the pink flowers on the top left corner.

If you really love this project, you can try your luck to win this and a whole lot more. Here is a swan her baby on a beautiful wool playscape.

Cathrine Ji’s swan and 3rd Grader Elena’s baby cygnet on Gloria’s playscape. This is available as a part of our raffle “The Dream Castle Kiki”.

 140211 Gloria's lily pond playscape with pink princess, swans and frog prince swan cygnet

The Ugly Duckling found his mom! This is the lily pond playscape made most by Gloria before it was completed. You can win is and the rest of the castle here: “Dream Castle Kiki” Raffle for Waldorf School of Orange County 2014 Gala and Auction.

140211 Gloria's lily pond playscape with pink princess, swans and frog prince

Gallery of Past Projects from The Waldorf School of Orange County Craft Group

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