|nap riser brush (not actual size)|
I was signing my book at Knit'n from the Heart, a local yarn store here in Minnesota, this weekend as well as demonstrating a few needle felting/embellishing techniques. I pulled out my trusty nap riser brush, and everyone oohed and awed: What is that? and where do I get one of those?
|The brush fits snugly on your thumb.|
As you brush the wire bristles raise the nap of the wool's surface to create a fuzzy, soft hairy creature. This is especially true when using yarns with mohair or alpaca in them, but it works on most any yarns to create a softer surface. The brushing can also help to hide some of the imperfections in felting too, smoothing out the surface to a more even consistency.
|Same bunny before and after brushing with the nap riser.|
I originally found these brushes in an embroidery store. It is designed to fluff up the beards on your embroidered Santa. How will you use your nap riser brush?