Felted Heart Knitting Needles are a sweet gift for a mom, sister, aunt or teacher - really anyone that LOVES knitting.
Take a small amount of roving and needle-felt into a heart shape (1) Make slits at the bottom of the heart for the needle and take the clipped ends of two knitting needles (2) gluing the needle ends into the pouch you created at the bottom of each heart and (3) your needles are ready for gifting (4)
Felting the Hearts -
1. Create a loose heart shape with roving - about twice the final size you want, as it will reduce in size as the fibers firm up with friction. (It is not necessary to used a felting pad but I found it useful)
2. I needle-felted around the entire heart in order to keep it full, not flat, in shape.
3. Needle-felt another heart from approximately the same amount of roving. They don't have to be exact - it's the imperfections that make them sweeter.
This step is not necessary but I like to put the hearts in a laundry bag and run them in a short, hot wash cycle in my washing machine. They come out denser and plumper.
I took bamboo needles in the needle size I use most and clipped the ends. With small, sharp scissors I snipped the pointed ends of the heart and added fabric glue. I held it in place to secure and now they're ready to give to someone special.
These are so cute ... I might just have to gift them to myself!