Thursday, April 9, 2015

Needle Felting

I've heard of needle felting, but really had no idea what it entailed. Turns out it's just wool and a needle. You bind the wool fibers together by stabbing - yes, stabbing! - a needle through the wool repeatedly. I drew blood when I tried it.

I had picked up little needle felting kits for the kids, thinking that it would be a nice quiet craft whenever we needed some relaxing down-time at the condo during Spring Break. Little did I know that it would be such a hit. We had to go out mid-week and track down some wool roving. That's not very easy to do when you're in the middle of a desert. Thankfully, there were some local alpaca ranches and their wool works just like sheeps'.

Here they are, needles poised and stabbing...

And here are two of the finished needle felted critters...

I'm inspired. I've ordered some supplies to try a slighly less violent felting craft. I'll keep you posted.