Thanks again Harlan for the great tips and book info! I guess I will need more practice to digest all these
When just starting most needle felters work on a foam pad - that's fine for starting out, but it is not the best work surface (a Clover brush mat is).
I have the clover brush mat and I'm not sure if I like it. When I roll my object over, I feel like the wool is sticking with the brush so it becomes a bit more fuzzy. Not sure if the same will happen with foam pad? Also I like to make tine tiny stuff, so when the piece is too small (like the ears or thin legs), they fall between the brush strand after a few stabs. So I'm considering to buy a small foam pad for tiny pieces. But I can see the brush would be very handy in felting a pattern on a sheet.
We all bleed when we're first learning and I still jab myself now and then (not like the early days though)! lol!!
Well, that's good news and bad news... I already got jabbed quite a few times, so glad to know I'm not the only one! But I was hoping it will stop when I'm experienced... Oh well, let's see. Anyway, at least being jabbed by a felting needle is not as bad as by a stitching needle
PS: Craftylittlemonkey, your gnome is cute!