Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Needle Felting Crazy

Tina's felted purse with a fabulous Terra button
I am a firm believer that what ever craft you enjoy, you should not
only reap the benefits of a handmade project at the end, but the journey should be equally as fulfilling if not more. Needle felting is exactly that, its easy and fun and therapeutic. You can embellish knitted or crocheted purses, or needle felt a toy from scratch.The simple motion of poking your needle into the fleece as you matte it together takes away all the frustrations of the day, its almost a hypnotic state you get yourself into. The rhythm of the needle, plunging in and out, in and out........take that tax man. oops sorry, thats not what needle felting is suppose to be about! Needle felting is FUN, FAST, EASY and AFFORDABLE. All you need is Bhedawool fleece, in a fabulous selection of colors, a needle felting tool, with replacement needles, ( they do break if you are taking your frustrations out on someone) and a pad. Thats it! 

Start with a knitted project, fleece or Fleece2felt on top of your pad,  layout your pattern with a different color of fleece. Then using your needle in an up and down motion poke your pattern into the base. Be very careful not to poke yourself.....it hurts!

Add more color to your design, poking in each layer to secure......

You can even needle felt yarn into a design

This little bird was needle felted with Fleece2felt...imagine the possibilities

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Imagine a day at work where you surround yourself with unique Swiss designed shawl pins, gorgeous buttons created in Holland, oh so precious yarns from the UK, and fabulous high quality felt and felting accessories, plus wonderfully, eclectic, full of life and spirit fibre artists. Knitting, felting and crochet it happens all in Pollika’s world. Just so you know English is my second language, here and there my fast thinking brain cells get confused and infected with my first language: Dutch. So, most posts are going to be written in ‘Denglish’. The will be accompanied by Lesley’s photography talent, that likes me to believe they will be clear, inspiring and bring a smile to your face! We welcome your comments! Tina