Archive for September, 2011
1. In needle-felting the quantity of options what to create is endless because our fantasy doesn’t have any limits and borders. This book “Felted pictures by your own hands” written by Janette Knake proves this statement. Here you will find master-classes to create amazing pictures which will become a piece of your home decoration or a present for the members of your family and friends. “Felted pictures by your own hands” includes the step-by-step instructions, wide range of models (flowers, paysages, etc.) with detailed description and bright photos, useful pieces of advice.
2. If you prefer to be a unique person this book is for you. Jenne Giles’s “Couture Projects from Garments to Accessories” will help you to create your own style and to replenish your wardrobe with several needle-felted things. Felting is known for many centuries and besides it is an ancient craft it is also a kind of art and a way to produce clothes. Handmade felt can be used in thousand different ways: it is rather easy to be handled and to be transformed into something extraordinary and beautiful. Needle-felting is the field in the art where everyone has a chance to become a real master. This issue proposes you a great variety of projects: a collar, an entire dress, vests, skirts, etc. You may also try other popular techniques following the author’s instructions (wet wool-felting, nunofelting and punch needle felting), learn to make the patterns and choose the fiber and wool. Read the rest of this entry »
The previous post opened some secrets about wool to make the process of creating felted things easier and more effective. Let’s continue here learning the basic guidelines about how to become a professional in needle felting. We have clarified the facts what wool should be and what it is better to be bought in. Now, it is time to make sure you understand what needle felting is. As you may have already known there are two basic types of felting- wet felting and dry felting. Wet felting is felting wool with the help of a soap and water. Dry felting is a process of felting wool with the special needles, with the help of which the fibers are pinched together forming felt; – the last one we are interested in here. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a common knowledge that needle felting is a good hobby and easy way to create just about anything with wool using felting technique. All you need is a special needle, foam, and wool. There are many internet websites which sale raw material-sheep’s or alpaca wool and other necessary things. You need to get medium to fine wool, straight off the animal or already cleaned and carded. Also we recommend at first to use barbed needle. Barbed needle is easy to use and you can find it in any Internet store. It costs about $ 1.
First of all you should try working on a foam block. It is safe and gives you a good surface for felting the wool. Also you can use foam pillow inserts at craft stores that will work. But remember that your foam needs to be at least 2 inches thick. Put down your wool on the foam and poke it with the barbed spine. You should tangle the wool by needle. Several jabs, and you will see how the wool begins to felt Read the rest of this entry »
Needle felting is a nice way to differ and make your hand-made items inimitable. Needle felted things look creative, unique and unusually. They are the best presents for friends on their birthday parties or charming pieces of design for every home because nothing can decorate the house better as a hand-made picture, a colorful pillow or a charming vase. At least once in our life each of us was crossed with the thought of learning felting to create masterpieces on our own. So, if you have a strong wish to try yourself in making something unique with the help of the needle felting but feel yourself being newbie in it, here are some basic tips which can help you to avoid mistakes in the process and make it as easy as possible.
Wool is the first and the main thing which is needed for felting; it is the basic component for any felted item while some accents can be added with the help of other materials. Wool comes to us in different colors, different quality and from different breeds of sheep. Every detail about wool matters because there are several kinds of felting and wool must be various for each of them. Thereby, the main question which should disturb the starter in felting is what wool the best for needle felting is. Read the rest of this entry »