{week 13} needle felting

Some weeks nothing feels like it goes right. This was one of those weeks.

I’m in the middle of a huge craft room clear-out and tidy-up and the other day I found all my old needle-felting supplies that I bought on a bit of a whim a few years ago. Perfect I thought!

I decided to try this technique albeit with “normal” foam and needles.

Needle felting supplies

I’ve done a bit of needle felting before but I’ve never done it this way where you cut a shape out of your felted piece and attach it to wool.

In the spirit of recycling, the wool is from the jumper I used for Mr.Rabbit and the felt was left over from my felt garland project. I decided to make a simple needlebook as I’m always losing needles!

I first stabbed at the pink roving a lot with the needles (quite good therapy). Then I cut a heart out of the resulting matted fibres. Does it look like a heart to you? No, me neither. Oh well, I tried to make the best of it with a little scrap of fabric that I stamped “sewing” on.

A heart??

It’s certainly functional but not really the look I was aiming for. I think my needles need replacing and the felt heart was too thick to attach properly to the grey wool.

Needle book

You win some, you lose some! If you have any needle felting tips I’d love to hear them!

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