As Matilda has grown older and her love of fairies has grown, I have found myself buying a lot of needle felted treasures. This can get a little pricey and so I did some reading to see if it was something I could do myself.
I will always try something once :) It sounded easy enough, so I put in a Christmas request and low and behold there was a beautiful needle felting kit under the Christmas tree.
The book that came with it had some great information but the first project was way over my head. I decided to just play and have a go. I was AMAZED at how easy it was and how quickly it felted.
In no time at all I had some petals to a flower. It really is just jabbing fleece with a special needle and like magic it felts! I don't want to underestimate the skill some people have, but at a beginners level it's really easy! Easy enough that Orlando was able to be my assistant while I took photos.
Here is a few photos from my first experiment.
|Tools to get me started. |
This and my stash of roving and I was set to go
|Pulling off some fleece segments.|
|Fold the bundle in half, pinching the 'tails' and start poking. |
I used a size 36 needle.