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Needle Felting.

(12 Posts)
Sweetiepie Tue 20-Mar-12 16:28:26

Just joined this forum a few minutes ago and wondered if any one did Needle
Its a new craft to me.
I have the basic kit, books ect but just wondered if any one had actually been doing it and could give me any advice.

Jacey Tue 20-Mar-12 19:04:04

Welcome Sweetiepie ...but can't help as that is a new one for me ...however, it never ceases to amaze me that there is always a GNetter who knows! So be patient. smile

Sweetiepie Thu 22-Mar-12 14:31:55

Hello Jacie,
Think i must be the only one around doing it.
Its something fairly new thats come across from America.

Libradi Fri 23-Mar-12 05:19:18

Never heard of it until I read your post Sweetiepie but 'googled it' and it looks lovely.

Welcome to Gransnet flowers

SuzieB Fri 30-Mar-12 19:30:47

The results are great, and it's much easier than wet felting - takes a lot less time as well. Keep at it and don't get discouraged (she says, laughing hollowly). The only advice I would give is MIND YOUR FINGERS!

Sweetiepie Wed 04-Apr-12 11:34:36

Hi SuzieB
Sorry for the delay.Had forgotten i had joined this forum.
Do you do the needle felting,wondering if you had any tips to pass where do you get your needles, wool from. or even the needle felting its self.

Songbird9 Mon 25-Nov-13 14:33:13

hello this is my first post !
I do needle felting and wet felting. Just decorated a canvas bag, which has been admired by many - even though I say it myself ! Only dangerous thing about it, be careful the needle doesn't get in your finger

lamb Tue 26-Nov-13 18:16:35

I can supply the wool from Shetland sheep and fibre from alpacas...

Agus Tue 26-Nov-13 18:25:45

Hello and welcome Sweetiepie and Songbird9

I have seen a few very good examples of felting. I don't have the link now but the girl who was doing copies of people's dogs amongst other things is extremely talented and caught my interest as another craft I would like to try.

Haven't got round to it yet, but it's on my 'to do' list.

sherish Wed 27-Nov-13 17:13:56

I don't do felting but my daughter has just had her first attempts at it. She has done some cute mushrooms and a red heart.

If you look on 'Pinterest' under felted items, you'll see some amazing things people have made.

Apparently you need to be careful at first as it can be hard on the fingers.

melanietarot Thu 27-Mar-14 09:02:21

I did a dry felting workshop to make animals mostly dogs i did a lovely lurcher/irish wolfhound. It is so quick and cheap. Gone on to join a craft group and i make felted flowers made a cat, polar bear, dogs.

penguinpaperback Thu 27-Mar-14 10:34:07

Hi all, I knit, do some sewing, simple dress making but this sounds interesting. I saw, in a local craft shop, some lovely felted veg, peas in pods. I shall have a search on the net and see what I'm missing. smile
Is there one good book that explains the art of felting you would recommend?