Monday, 8 October 2012

WIP! A new technique.


 Needle felting, so called because you felt you're fibres with that rather vicious needle with tiny barbs on. You stab it up and down, in and out of your fibres. The barbs cause the wool fibres to mix and mingle together. A first for me! Yep, I've wet felted but never needle felted before.

Well if you keep your fingers out of the way and you're not in a hurry...it's okay.
Tomorrow it's back to familiar territory and the sewing machine.
I'll keep you posted.

16 comments:

Charlotte said...

Have fun and watch the fingers....
I am primarily a needle felt artist, but have found that you can get a lovely effect by needle felting then wet felting the anchored fibres. It gives you some gorgeous blending.

Your work is so fine and I love the developing piece

Liz said...

Looks amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Maggie said...

Gorgeous... rather a fan of hares.

SoNa Ku said...

Super!!!look forward to continuing!)

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing some of the detail. It's really looking fab.
Hugs,
A x

Adaliza said...

I love needle-felting, but it made my shoulder ache - all that stabbing! So I indulged myself and bought an 'embellisher' which is amazing. No sewing, but 5 needles at a time whizzing up and down get the job done in no time! Mine's a Janome and it's ace!

Heather said...

Your work is beautiful Fiona x

Jess said...

Wow this looks amazing! I have neither felted wet nor dry but one day I hope to have a go.
Fantastic work!
Jess xx

Twiglet said...

That picture is going to be stunning Fi. You will love adding the detail with your felting needle. Did you manage to find a big bamboo blind for your wet felting?

Noelle the dreamer said...

I had not idea such a needle existed!
Love the Hare in the background. Please share the whole picture so we can all admire it (and yes, drool!) when it is completed.
A warm hello from the Pacific NW coast (and sporting yet again today my brooch - going off island!)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Is that a hare I see emerging Fiona - my favourite animal?

Sara said...

It is always so enjoyable to visit here and see what you are up to now in the creative department.

Amanda said...

Thats wonderful. I needlefelt the noses of my bears and once did eyelids and the muzzle. Such a nice feeling as it all comes together.

Danette said...

Oh My Gosh! I love it!!! I'd say it's pretty darn good for being your first "stab" at it :) Love the bunny!

Danette said...

Oh My Gosh! I love it!!! I'd say it's pretty darn good for being your first "stab" at it :) Love the bunny!

Claire said...

Hey Fi, new techniques can be so much fun to incorporate in your work and needle felting is the perfect partner for your wet felting.....
This piece is coming along beautifully,

CLaire :}