Thursday, 24 November 2011
I watched Kirsty Allsop creating a needle felted robin on television and decided I really must have a go so I bought myself a felting brush and needles yesterday. They are still on my table because one of my friends has bought herself a Janome embellisher which is like a sewing machine for needle felting and I went over and played with it today. These machines are great fun, no needles to thread, you just plug in and go.We used acrylic fibre but you can use wool, silk or bits of fabric. The piece in the photo is my first attempt. Now I've watched the Myfanwy Hart video that came with it and I have loads of ideas. I loved the speed which you could create something in but I will learn to needle felt by hand as it seems to me that a combination of both techniques would be better still.
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