Thursday, July 2, 2009

Playing with Barbed Needles: Needle Felting

Here is the result of my very first attempt to needle felt.

I needle felted my primitive cat in ivory and beige wool roving.

This flower was more like doodling with a pencil and paper. I had no plan when I started and just had fun with the roving and needle punch.

They were both worked on a felted swatch of stocking stitch knit from Briggs and Little Heritage Wool. The roving used for the needle felting is a combination of Briggs and Little Country and Louet roving.

I'd prefer a needle punch with a tapered handle, but this knob type seems to work well. I was a bit squeamish around the barbed needles. There are no injuries to report, yet.

Happy needle felting!


Lisa said...

Oh, very nice! I would like to try needle felting soon. TFS