I've been popping out these Christmas baubles in anticipation of our Handmade Market at the Fish Slab Gallery the week before Christmas.
They are fairly easy to make....
*Firstly wind a tight ball of wool. (must be 100%wool).
*Then cover with 'wool tops' so that none of the wound wool is showing through. There's a great selection of wool tops colours available from Knitshop.co.uk.
*Stuff the balls into a leg of old nylon tights, tying between each ball.
*Machine wash with a teaspoon of detergent on a hot wash. I did 90 degrees c.
They come out tightly felted and shrunk by approximately one third.
I've not done much embroidery before, but taught myself a French Knot and have been decorating with simple contrasting colours.