I've been lurking around crafster for a couple of years, figured it was about time to post on account of how completely obsessed I've become with felting. Like contemplating where I could stash a herd of merino in my backyard kind of obsessed.
My first felting project was a needle felted bird (excuse the cruddy cellphone photo)
That was fun. Don't get me wrong. But it took flippin' ages and I'm not the most patient of people.
So then I discovered wet felting! You don't get stabbed with this kind!
And made a couple of flowers:
First one (3 layers):
Second one (5 layers):
They both came out really fluffy. I'm not sure if thats down to my novice felting skills or to the wool fibres themselves. I used corridale which has a higher micron count than merino, (which I'm planning to try next).
I made them by pre felting some round-ish pieces of different sizes, layering them up, needling them together roughly in the middle and rubbing the heck out of them until they resembled something flower-like. The biggest problem I had was with the second one, the layers just didn't want to felt together so I ended up putting a couple of stitches in to hold them after it was dry. Any ideas about why that happens?
Anyway, thanks for looking!