On Saturday 14th February we got together some dry needle felting supplies for people to have a go at this fun and useful craft.
Not only can you sculpt cute characters you can also embellish and decorate anything you like.
Maduko ( a new Stitcher and expert needle-felter) and Lenny guided us through the process of creating both 3D and flat designs.
Here are some of the examples that feature needle felting – I want to make them all!!
Betty, who unfortunately wasn’t in today has created needle felting sculpture on a huge scale – this frog was sold…
She spins the wool, dies it then needle felts the whole thing – very labour intensive.
We had a go at needle felting and some people made embellishments including these wonderful examples which will be turned into a zipped purse:
Some felt balls that one person wanted to be a necklace – think bold ‘perl’ necklace and the other will had a brooch back added for a cool accessory.
Others made animal like shapes – this one is by a person who has made some wonderful needle felted sculpture before and she made this great Japanese character who just needs some legs added (she also made them with wire so they can be posed and modelled).
I made a small cat as I want to make a cat doll for my baby niece and I thought the doll would like it’s own doll as well.
A flamboyant fish challenged the Japanese character
In Other Stitching Business, sewing machines were set running and a new Stitcher not only got to grips with her brand new machine but fixed a zip in a skirt with Carla’s help. Mavis carried on with her patchwork and there was a lot of looking through the Great British Sewing Bee pattern book while eating biscuits – planning, is, after all, essential!
Tara made some pants for her cat – hoorah! Irish Super pants?!?
I wonder what we will be making next… we do plan to repeat projects if people want to try things out so don’t panic!!