Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Needlesticks

Thank you all for your lovely kind comments on my last post - I realised afterwards I might have sounded as if I was in two minds about my decision, which I wasn't; it was just a fleeting malaise and now we are raring to go!

So, in my now copious free time (tongue firmly in cheek) I've been needle felting, making some brooches based on this tutorial. I'll spare you the photos of my poor injured fingers.


They were quick and easy and I was thrilled to finally find a local source of wool for felting though I'm quite sure these aren't natural dyes ... There is another felt project on the go but it's not quite finished yet.

21 comments:

  1. They are lovely! Do you have a special 'tool' for needle felting? Looking forward to seeing the next project!

    x

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  2. They are really pretty. I have been trying to find time, equipment and energy for felting (I dropped huge hints around Christmas time for present ideas, but no one took me up on it). Looking forward to seeing the next creation!
    Cathy X

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  3. Cute brooches! I bought a little wooden holder for the needle at the knitting & stitchery show, which takes a bit of the ouch factor out of the process. And, worryingly, I found I quite like stabbing...

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  4. Oh pretty! I bought a little kit at Alexandra Palace, but apart from having a quick test drive, I have done nothing with it really. Shame on me.

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  5. The flowers look great, very cute brooches. I've never tried needle felting only wrapping a pebble with wool roaving that was a disaster!

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  6. How lovely - I've never done anything like that before. Looking forward to seeing your new project.

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  7. They look like they should be pinned to decorate a hat. Very cool...

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  8. Fabulous brooches and what a brilliant idea to use cookie cutters for shaping. I would never have thought of that!
    xx

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  9. These are gorgeous - can you reveal where the wool is from as I'm fairly nearby? Hope you're having a great half term with the small cookies.

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  10. These are lovely, I think I might have to find some time to learn how to do felting

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  11. Very sweet - what are you going to use them for?

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  12. oh very nice!

    (and yes needlefelting is a very dangerous activity...)

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  13. oooooh, they look lovely - thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'm glad you understand about those mini beasts. They asked if I want to hold them, and I just politely say, "no thanks"

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  14. They look lovely. I remember my friend showing me her fingers after a similar project - you poor thing!
    Kimx

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  15. Oh they are lovely! Glad to see you are finding something to do to while away the time! Lucy x

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  16. Very cute flowers! I love needle felting. I posted a home movie on my site of me making a needle felted sheep. This is to help newbies get into this wonderful craft. Check it out at: http://www.kimchatel.com/Felt_Movie.html

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  17. So pretty. Perfect for a little hat or on a coat.

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  18. what lovely brooches! I am afraid of needle felting (being a clumsy clot!)

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  19. Very cute, and very pretty--love the fruity, juicy colors! Needle felting is such fun. Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

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