Some Needle Felting

We’ve been needlefelting at the Well-Being Centre. We started last week when there were just a few of us. One of the members liked this painting of ducks that is on the wall:

This was how far she’d got at the start of this week after doing a little of work after taking it home last week:

I think I’ve mentioned it’s a basement room with strange lights and 2 tiny windows, so the light isn’t great. I started an abstract piece using some of the dyed locks we have:

Some of them are commercial dyed BFL from World of Wool. This is a green one:

And, I think this is some dyed locks Lyn donated to us when we were first starting out:

These weren’t done at the centre, but one of the members brought them in. She was a really good sport about us laughing at her first attempt. And we weren’t being mean, we know it’s just at a stage where it looks comical:

She started on a different one, and liked how that progressed so did a little bit more:

I’m looking forward to seeing them finished! She also brought in a nuno sample she made a few weeks ago, at the same time I made mine, this is the blended 18.5 mic Merino side:

This is the front:

And this is a close up of the texture:

I’ll have updates of the needle felting next time πŸ™‚

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8 Responses to Some Needle Felting

  1. 3D felting isn’t easy! Good on your friend for having a go and it would be lovely to see them finished.
    The nuno texture (final photo) is gorgeous. Do you have a plan for the abstract or are you winging it?

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      Nah, I just wanted to do something that didn’t take much thought really. I wanted to show our new member the basics of needlefelting so just grabbed a colour, and thought I’d carry on like that. You can’t help but learn things though, and it’s given me ideas for uses for the wools in future projects!

  2. ruthlane says:

    I am looking forward to seeing how the needle felting projects progress. The various stages can definitely look funny. Sounds like everyone is having a good time!

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      I doubt I could make anything even half as recognisable if I tried, so I’m glad she saw the funny side too. And it’s one of those projects you can leave and add to with more experience. I think it was just a difficult first dog shape to start with too.

  3. I have a few needle felted 3d peises that still look like that. Looks like everyone is learning and having fun.

    • zedster66 says:

      Yeah, it’s been chilled since we went back, needleflting is relaxing in its own way. I can’t say I miss not having to wash all the wet equipment either!

  4. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    You are sure providing the students with a lot of choices for Felting which is great. The Nuno sample is lush. I look forward to seeing the progress of the needle felting.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      Yeah, we wanted the group to be felting and fibre arts, so there was something for everyone really.

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