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DIY – Vegan Roving for Needle Felting

DIY Vegan Roving for Needle FeltingDIY – Vegan Roving for Needle Felting. Easy tutorial for using acrylic yarn to create roving to use in needle felting projects!

Have you ever found the perfect colour for a needle felting project in a yarn and wondered if you could make it into roving? Have you ever found the perfect colour for a needle felting project in an ACRYLIC yarn and wondered if it was even possible to make it into roving?

Yes! and Yes! and it couldn’t be easier. Please note that using this tutorial for acrylic yarn works for NEEDLE FELTING projects. You may have to experiment if it works with wet felting.

Basically …DIY Vegan Roving for Needle FeltingYou will need:

  • Acrylic Yarn
  • Hairbrush with finer bristles – make sure it is clean!
  • Scissors
  • For needlefelting – you’ll need your tools!

 

How to:DIY Vegan Roving for Needle Felting1. Cut your yarn into 30cm strands or less. Gently pull apart the plys of the yarn.

2. When you have about 12 to 20 strands, neaten and roughly hold in the middle.

3. While holding firmly, brush the strands, starting at the ends (like knotty hair!)

4. Pieces will break off. Continue to brush until all the strands are ‘fluffy’.

5. Gather your fluff! It doesn’t take much to create a wad of vegan roving this size.

6. This tutorial assumes you know how to needle felt. I made a couple of spheres.

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DIY Vegan Roving for Needle FeltingEasy! I found that the vegan version works just as well as using wool and this way you can match the colour from a previous project you’ve made if you need to. The crochet cushion above uses the same neon pink yarn and now that I can needle felt with it, it opens a whole new world of possibilities!

I originally made the pink spheres for pink (instead of the usual mustard) billy button flowers – just a ball of the end of a piece of florist wire basically, but I’ll try to think of something a little more interesting for another tutorial 🙂 Any ideas?


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Claire

DIY – Vegan Protein Balls – Vanilla Bean & Maple

DIY Vegan Protein Balls AdorablestDIY – Vegan Protein Balls – Vanilla Bean & Maple Flavour – YUM! Easy to make and easy to eat on the go, or for a healthy snack anytime, with the added bonus that these delicious Protein Balls have NO ADDED SUGAR!

I have a confession to make. My last recipe Chili Chocolate Mug Cake back in February, was one of the last times that I ate a sugary treat. I found myself craving sweet things a little too often.  I took some time to re-evaluate my diet and since then I’ve been eating a diet based less on snacks that should be eaten in moderation and I’ve been incorporating lots more ‘good’ greens.

I made this change primarily to see if it would help some minor ailments (it has for me) but as a side note I’ve lost 10kg. I feel a lot more energetic. I’m not going into details about dieting here on this blog, or tell people how/what/when/where you should eat – it’s up to you, but I what I will share with you today is a simple recipe that I made up – for these Vegan Protein Balls. They are YUM! The protein mix is sweetened with Stevia.

Vegan Protein Balls Ingredients

You will need:

  • Prana Protein Powder. Vanilla Bean & Maple.  I used the measuring scoop that comes inside the packet (for the protein powder) for all of the ingredients listed below.
  • Almond Meal. I buy the Aldi Brand.
  • LSA. Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds and Almond Meal. Purchased from Coles.
  • Golden Flaxseed Flour. Purchased from Coles.
  • Shredded Coconut.
  • Cashew Nuts.  Roasted (Toasted) and Salted
  • Coconut Oil.
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Ziplock bag for crushing cashew nuts (after measuring, crush before adding to mixture)

How To:

Vegan Protein Balls MethodBasically where I have said Protein Powder x 2 – that’s two scoops – using the scoop that came in the packet and continued using the scoop for the rest of the ingredients for consistency. If you don’t use this brand or have a different scoop, it will just be a case of taste testing. Just keep the ingredients in similar proportions and you should be okay. When it comes time to add the coconut oil – add sparingly until you get the correct consistency.

Mix thoroughly and then roll into about 4cm balls = approx. 30g per protein ball.

This mix will make about 12 balls.

Adorablest Vegan Protein BallsRefrigerating them will harden them a little to bite sized morsels of deliciousness 🙂 Picture above is just after rolling, so you can still see the ‘glisten’ of the coconut oil.

I’ve weighed all the ingredients (for example 1 scoop of LSA weighs different to 1 scoop of almond meal) and then entered all the ingredients into the Food Standards Australia Nutrition Panel Calculator for you. If you are so inclined to read all the Nutrition Information of Vegan Protein Balls, here you go…

I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible, but please don’t use this information if you are on any sort of strict diet, okay!

Adorablest Vegan Protein Balls Adorablest Vegan Protein BallsAdorablest Vegan Protein BallsThis Prana On Protein Powder was purchased from my local Health Food Shop on the Gold Coast – $39.00 for 400g. The website if you would like more information about these Protein Powders is pranaon.com or ecosuperfoods.com.au  From their website, it says that you can purchase Trial Packs to find your favourite flavour also. I really love the flavour of the Vanilla Bean and Maple one. It sort of tastes like cake batter from the bowl

Please note: This was NOT a sponsored post for this or any other company. I tried it, liked it, shared it.

Claire

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