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Anyone do this? It doesn't look too difficult.
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I’ve tried dry felting but not wet. And only flat pieces, no 3D animals which seem to be popular. It’s fun, a little monotonous at times if you’re doing a large section, and a bit repetitive in terms of hand/wrist aches. Easy to pick up though.
I have done a couple of needle felted pictures. I use a single needle, though you can quicken the process by using six needles together in a gadget. I start by laying out the background on a piece of net curtain or other loosely woven fabric, about six layers crisscrossing, in colours of your choice. Finishing with smaller pieces for the detail on the top. I put this on a piece of thick foam, and bodge away, for a long time. More wool can be added, if you make a mistake you can peel wool off and re position it.
It does take a lot of bodging, the wool is felted by the barbs on the needle. You can bodge while watching the TV, but don't stick your finger. I finish off with lots of embroidery over the top of it, then frame it.
You can also make small felted animals, not my thing. Plenty of youtube vids. The wool can be a bit expensive if you want a good variety of colours.
Can anyone point me in the direction of a free bunny rabbit pattern, preferably one with a gusset in the head to make it more dimensional. I have very basic sewing skills (and I mean basic lol) but want to try something new without ploughing too many pennies into it in case I don't enjoy it/am rubbish.
It's clearly not my thing.
obviously there is a degree of skill involved in better experienced hands, but as a beginner, it's simple and satisfying, and you can easily produce better models than you expected.
I'm very proud of my early attempts
Not so difficult with practice (and a lot of stabbed fingers), just keep at it and find what you want to make.
I personally make jewellery and loved it so much I even started an Etsy shop
Like all hobbies or work there are occupati9nal hazards. some people have allergies to wool and the dust poking it might bring and some have hand problems from repetitive actions.
there are some great Facebook groups for tips and inspirations like this one -(the original needlefelting U.K. Facebook group). https://www.facebook.com/groups/260412470817994/