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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 »
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 »
You know that accessories tell a lot about your personality. If you want to be a stylish reader you should certainly needle-felt a bookmark! If you like needle-felting and reading this master-class is for you! To start working you will need: 10 g of merino wool (we will use the wool of deep blue color, you may choose any color you like), several strands of the wool of other colors (we will take blue and purple fibers), a wool felt square, a needle for felting, a sponge and scissors.
At first we should make a pattern (a basis) for our bookmark: cut a piece (25 x 6cm) from the felt square. Then take a strand of merino wool (about 8 cm length) and make it fizzy with your fingers by separating the fibers. Put the wool on the wool felt.
After that place all these staff on the prepared sponge, hold the wool fibers between your fingers.
Now you can start felting – pierce the wool with a needle moving it up and down through the wool fibers and wool felt under them. Please, be very careful – do not change the direction of the needle motion (only vertical)! Otherwise you may pierce the fingers or break the tip of the needle.
You will be able to see how the wool felts – the fibers will lock into the wool felt. Continue piercing until all fibers are felted well. Now add some more wool if there are any holes and felt it; if the surface is equal and smooth, you may correct the edges with a needle. Read the rest of this entry »
This article will be useful for both experienced masters (who have already felted many things but want to know more about this process) and for the novices (who are just making their first steps in needle felting). We are going to tell you about the needle felting as a process of wool handling – how much time the wool should be felted to make it dense enough. The wool is a very malleable material and it means that it can take any shape. One of the most important features of the wool is: if the wool is felted well it is durable to use, it doesn’t deform, it easily takes its initial after crushing and it doesn’t crawl.
We propose you to make a “crash-test” to understand the correct way of needle felting the wool. Read the rest of this entry »
Mankind is interested in an intellectual and aesthetic game called “hobby” long enough. We are ready to give our best talents and golden moments of life just for it. Only enthusiastic person can individually adjust a world around himself in a wonderful and cheerful mood, full of new meanings, images and associations.
Fascination with felting is an art, which dazzles a man by its variety, wonderful possibility to be applied in different fields of our life, for instance in construction field, in music, in technical field, and certainly, in contemporary culture and handicraft. Today felt became a popular subject for art. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are not sure that you are experienced enough to needle felt big things, you may start with decoration. It will help you to get some practice and to make ordinary clothes unique and stylish. Let’s decorate children’s clothing: felt boots and a knitted hat.
We decided to needle felt nice red cherries on the bootlegs of the felt boots. You need to prepare a pair of boots, red and green wool, a small needle for felting. Take a strand of a red wool and make a circle from it. Attach the circle to the boot and felt it with a needle: at first pierce the edges and then – the central part of a cherry. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes when you may feel an ultimate need to felt but the lack of ideas stops you, you should not worry. This article is going to share some of the possible ideas of things you can felt on your own, and probably you will find ones you will get interested at. All in all, if you have enthusiasm, you will gladly make up your decision of your new needle felting project as soon as you will get fascinated with some seemingly perfect idea.
Understanding supplies for needle felting can be a bit confusing. People spend so much money on all kinds of wool, elaborate needle holders and needles, but very often they become frustrated with the quality of bought materials and instruments. There are several advice which will help you to select appropriate items for your needle felting.
There is a crescent interest in creating items made of felting cloth nowadays. It is connected with the development of fulling techniques and with the appearance of a wide range of materials and instruments for this kind of creative work.
Fulling is the most ancient technique used for manufacturing the woolen items. It appeared earlier than spinning, weaving or knitting.