Making King Winter

Each year, I intend to make a King Winter for our seasonal snow scene. Each year it somehow gets brushed away to one side. Not this year. Over the weekend, I pulled out my needlefelting needle and got on with it.

We are big fans of the Elsa Beskow books. They are sweet tales aimed at 5 to 7 year olds. The illustrations lift the translated text beautifully. In Ollie’s Ski Trip there is a picture of King Winter. The contrast of Ollie in his blue suit and the white of the King and his palace, is imposing.

Avoiding a completely white version, I decided to go for a blue coat for King Winter. The sort that I think he would wear when he strides outside, to survey his wintery world. Blending in with the midnight Scandinavian sky. I mixed a few shades of blue to make it.

The polar bear and snow hare are needlefelt doodles from previous years that I made. I can see these grouped nicely on our snow scene, this winter. Another make crossed off  my list.

14 thoughts on “Making King Winter

  • Monday 27 November, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I’m not familiar with the books but I think I’d love them. I certainly love your King Winter and animals. Adorable!

    • Monday 27 November, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you Carol. The books are delightful and the illustrations gorgeous. I think you would like them.

  • Monday 27 November, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    How cute and perfect for the festive season X #mmbc

    • Thursday 7 December, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Thank you.

  • Monday 27 November, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve never come across those stories they look lovely.
    The felted trio are brilliant!

    • Thursday 7 December, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Her books are simple and delightful. Worth looking at.

  • Tuesday 28 November, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Aww, this looks a lovely story. The needle felt doodles are adorable. You did a great job with these 🙂 #MMBC

    • Thursday 7 December, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Thanks Claire.

  • Friday 1 December, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Cheryl, King Winter and his little friends are lovely! I don’t know much (anything) about felting, do you make them from a kit? Or do you start from scratch? This is something that really appeals to me, especially now I’ve seen your creations.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


    • Thursday 7 December, 2017 at 12:10 am

      I made him from scratch. Mainly local wool too. You can get kits for all sorts of creatures, but I’ve never tried one. Once you have the basics, it’s very easy to make your own design. They really are like doodles.

  • Sunday 3 December, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    He is adorable. You are so clever making him and the others. #mmbc

    • Thursday 7 December, 2017 at 12:08 am

      Thank you Helena.

  • Sunday 3 December, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Love your King winter, well worth the wait for him and the animals are really cute, keep meaning to have another go at needle felting.

    • Thursday 7 December, 2017 at 12:07 am

      Needlefelting is one of my favourite crafts. Hope you find your rhythm.

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