Needle Felting Workshop

I had the pleasure of teaching/working with 12 lovely ladies today.

We looked at different types & gauges of felting needles available & their uses, along with other tools such as multi needle holders, both mine & the students, including a home-made champagne cork version!

We first tried our needles out on making a simple needled doll/fairy/angel/mermaid.

In the course of the day, once sufficiently fuelled by Tim Tam’s many projects were worked on including successful repairs to Kelly’s beautiful textural rug (Used as backdrop in the photos), Kerry Berttucci added needled details to her previously wet felted dog to bring his little face to life. Some made tiny tightly needled creatures, others inspired by Bonte’s charming  Danish troll made a larger more soft/ loosely  felted creature. Several also experimented with adding needled detail to previously flat wet felted pieces. Between us we used a variety of different sheep wools, alpaca & llama.

Thankyou ladies, I hope you all continue to experiment with needle felting, I feel I have learnt something valuable of each of you.

Sue Espie