11 October 2010

Needle Felting 101 and Giveaway Winner!

I know you probably just want me to announce who was randomly chosen to win my lil' owly scarf buuuut I thought I should tell you how I made it. My mom, who is working on a super special giveaway for my super special blog buddies (that's you!) that'll be coming soon, got me this fancy little wool scarf. At the time she owned a small shop in downtown Glendale, AZ. She had a studio in the back where she held different classes like rug hooking and needle felting. This was one of my first attempts at needle felting (which should tell you how incredibly fun and easy it is). In order to needle felt you simply need wool roving (basically combed and dyed wool that is also used for spinning yarn)

a felting needle (it's like a long needle with tiny prongs on it that catches and compacts the fibers)

and finally a base (in this case the wool scarf. However you can easily create 3d figures by omitting the base and free form shaping the object with your needle). Both photos are from Peace Fleece.

Easy right? You just put the roving where you want it to be and punch the needle in. To find out more check out this funny lady's video.

So without further adieu.... the winner is Kim from Yellow Songbird! She'll need it for those snowy Colorado winters! Send me your contact info to merrymayhandmade(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll send it right out!

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