Blue Sky Farm

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January 9, 2011

Needle felting fun!

What is Needle Felting? Simply put, it is felting without water.  Instead, you use special, barbed felting needles (the same used in industry today) to push the top layer of wool into deeper layers. The unique property of wool fiber that allows it to "stick" to itself causes the wool to felt, without the need for soap and water. 
My farm girl friends met yesterday and we learned how to needle felt. What fun. We were lucky to have our instructor as a member and she raises llamas and goats & sheep for the wool fibre. This project will be completed when I replace the needle I broke. If you are interested in learning how to needle felt there are great instructions  by Googling  Needle Felting. There are free patterns and video instructions very easy to follow..Just be very careful the needles are really sharp! I am making this picture and  really do not know what this will turn out like until the project is finished but it will be a fun craft to learn. I will post it when I finish.. Have fun!

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Florence said...

Sounds like you had fun, I have played with it a little. Florence

Junebug said...

I glad to see you giving it a try. I have a starter kit with instructions from Pendelton Woolen Mills. I picked it up at the Sewing Expo in WA almost a year ago. It is another of my "round to it" projects.

Becky's Barnyard said...

See you are never to old to learn something because I have never even heard of needle felting. I will see what I can find out.