Thanks so much!!! And thanks for the heads up about Mr X Stitch - I totally would have missed that and it was quite a pleasant surprise to see this piece written up!!
I still haven't finished getting the class related to these tapered rope foundations completed
My husband was in the hospital all this last week and we've also been dealing with heating issues. Hubby came home yesterday evening so now if I can just get some heat - I can get back to work!!
To get any consistant shape - cylinder, cone, cube - whatever, it's mostly a matter of working evenly. I have done some wet felting, but there seems to be less control of the fiber. I wet felted a rope for a necklace once and just didn't like the way it looked or draped. With needle felting I feel totally in control of the shape.