I had heard of needle felting but did not know how it was different to normal felting.
I found this great tutorial http://allbuttonedup.wordpress.com/2006/12/02/needle-felting-a-tutorial/#comment-8604. Check it out.
I did my first bit of felting today. On Monday we went to Winchester and I went to a great craft shop there - Creative Crafts. The staff were lovely and one fantastic girl told me how to felt.
I bought some merino tops (wool that is not spun). I laid it down into three layers. Poured hot water and soap onto it and basically bashed it one the floor several times. Rinsed it and yes! it stayed together. Admittedly it is not the best felt ever but I can improve it. I had great fun and it is a good way to get all you frustrations out of your system.
Needle felt is different in that it does not use water. A special type of needle does all the work.
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
I have put two things for sale in my Etsy shop.
I made the little Green Moss card wallett as I felt the need to make something and it was fun to make and quite simple.
Yesterday evening I knitted the Purple Knight purse. I made up the pattern by myself and I think it is quite effective. I love knitting again and will make some more but I am waiting for some yarn to come from ebay.
I am also waiting for some fabric that I bought from fellow etsyers. Due to the strikes it still has not arrived. I hope that it does as I am worried it might get lost in the post.