Monday, July 16, 2012

needle felting trick


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I couldn't find a direct source for this pin from Pinterest, sorry to say. I was so looking forward to whatever else this site had to offer. For all those that needle felt in the crowd, this idea is quite clever and will save you some time!

What's clever about this technique is Step 1, first tying the loose roving into a knot. This gives the ball a firm center right off the bat. Next the 'tails' are simply needle felted to the center knot.

The difference between Steps 2 and 3 is the continual needle felting: poking the ball until it is round, solid, and the desired size. Judging from the size of the above felting needle, I'm guessing the roving ball in Step 3 is about the size of your thumb nail.

The above technique is great for the addition of wool beads to whimsical jewelry creations. Or how about a unique fringe on that one-of-a-kind scarf?

I plan on using this technique especially for the little needle felted eggs in my Woolly Nest Ornament Kit. Who says this technique is limited to a ball-shape?
 Happy knitting!


3 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great idea, thank you. I have pinned this on Pinterest, hope that's ok.
    Lesley.

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  2. Sure it is okay. Sorry I couldn't find the original source. Very clever idea though.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this! It will make a huge difference!

    This problem of losing the original source is one of my biggest beefs with Pinterest. So unfair to the originator of an idea not to receive credit.

    Maybe she will come forward and introduce herself!

    Brilliant idea tho - that is for sure.

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