I never thought I would like needle felting, it never appealed to me when I started wet felting which I love doing. There is nothing like starting out with raw wool and wet felting it into a piece of felt that you have made yourself. BUT now I have tried needle felting, I love it. It's quick, not at all messy (no soap or water involved) and I like that you can make it stand out or 3D it .
I have made a few more little flowers and a heart. They still aren't as good as I would like them to be, but for my first attempt I am pleased with them and now have to sew them onto some of my hand made felt. Or make them into little brooches.
The only drawback is the sharpness of the felting needle, it's quite a dangerous hobby. I have stabbed my finger a few times now and no matter how careful I've been it's still happened. I may have to get some of those rubber thimbles from a stationers. I only wish that the felting process didn't result in the felt being a bit fluffy. It doesn't felt as smooth as wet felting, but like I said it's quick and less messy.
These photo's were taken in the evening, so the light isn't very good.
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