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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Needlefelt
« on: December 07, 2011, 12:24:10 pm »
Spurred on by Tilly's felted animals and Kirsty Allsop's felting on the TV recently I have had my first go at needlefelting.

I have made this bag to put a small christmas gift in for my niece. 

Everything is now packed for moving but will definitely do more once I get settled in as I found it easy and enjoyable.

Sally

Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
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Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 01:52:06 pm »
Superb - well done you.
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 06:15:46 pm »
That is beautiful.  Well done.  Might have to learn how to do this.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 07:24:25 pm »
Gosh that's lovely.  I know you said easy - but for people with thumbs instead of fingers just how easy is easy? ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 07:28:33 pm »
That's lovely  ;D So - how did you learn?

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 07:42:23 pm »
Well done Sally, I love it the colours are great too, I'm sure your niece will be delighted.  :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 09:04:23 pm »
That is lovely, Sally.   I am liking this idea... where do we learn?
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ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 09:09:57 pm »
There is loads of tutorials on youtube but to be honest get some needles old jumpers you have accidently boil washed some pure wool yarn or fibre and just play. The more you stab through the more it felts, you do need either a big sponge or a feltng brush to stop stabbing your leg

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 03:04:10 am »
Annie, When I said easy I mean really easy.  I saw Kirsty Allsop doing a little bit on the telly and then watched her on line and got the bug.  You have to buy a punch needle and a brush mat and then away you go. Mine was all made from felt that you buy in a craft shop with a little bit of coloured wooltop that I already had which made the squiggly lines.

As Ellisr has said there are lots of tutorials on line.  I want to use the felted wool method next and have been looking for a pure wool jumper in the charity shop that I can boil wash. If its still big enough after the wash for a garment then I will make a little jacket but otherwise I will probably make a bag. 

In one of the online tutorials the woman boil washes a jumper and then cuts it right up the front, binding the edges, to make the jacket. It looks lovely.  Do give it a try.  You will be amazed at what you can do.

Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Tilly

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • "Possibilities and miracles mean the same thing"
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 11:42:35 am »

.....Love it  :love: -- :thumbsup: what a super little bag! :trophy:

Tilly  :wave:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Needlefelt
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 01:15:48 pm »
Tilly,
coming from you thats praise indeed, thankyou.  :bouquet:
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

 

Huge rolls of needlefelt....look!

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