Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What is Felting?

Needle felting is easy and fun. It’s the art of sculpting raw wool with a barbed needle.  As the needle punctures the fibers the barbs pull the fibers upwards and they bind together.  It’s like magic!  There are no stitches to count like in knitting or a machine to contend with like sewing.  In this way projects are easy to put down and start again.  It is highly addictive and meditative. My first project was doll making.  I was so enamored with the art that I made 10 dolls in 1 week! Yes, I was felting all day and night. I could not put the needle down!

 variations of coloured Coriedale wool

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