Monday, July 4, 2011

Planets of the solar system....in felt! And its a giveaway!!

(Click on the photo to embiggenate.)
Hooray! The new kit is almost complete!
And yes, it is a solar system. (Well guessed Hope! Send me on your email and I will send you a voucher for my Etsy shop.)

It is a wet-felting kit that provides all the materials and pages and pages of instructions on how to make a felt model of the planets of our solar system. It is a scale model, so the planets' sizes are all relative to each other (which presented a whole set of obstacles designing it - I had no idea just how big Jupiter was before doing this...)

It does not include the sun, as the sun would need to be 49" or 1.25m in diameter to fit in and that would have been way too much felting.

It also includes lots of interesting information about what makes the planets the colour they appear to us, along with some ideas for what to do when you have finished with it, and relative distances between the planets, etc.

I have *really* enjoyed making this kit! Its been mind blowing, learning about the planets, what they are made of, the fact that they have water on them, that it snows on Mars! I can't wait to get it out to people!

So....I am looking for one fabulous person to test it for me.
If you would like to receive a free Planets of the Solar System kit in the post, just leave a comment below or mail me, but only if:

*you have never done wet-felting before* and...

*you can complete the kit, fill in a detailed feedback form and return the form to me within 10 days of getting the kit in the post.*

I will pick one person's name out of the hat on Friday 8th July and post it here. Then I will send the winner out a kit to test.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

I would love to take you up on that offer! It looks fantastic

lusciousblopster said...

looks planetastic! especially saturn! Astronomy Ireland will love this.

ColorSlut said...

I have only needle felted. NEVER wet felted. PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!