Little did I know when I saw my first needle felting demo at my local haberdashers and bought my first needle felting kit in March 2019 (a bumble bee) how much felting would change my life. I needle felted over 30 items. Some of these have been sold and most of the rest has gone to family members. My Gnomes and terrarium are the last few things I needle felted and are what I am the most proud of as they came out of me rather than something I worked on from a tutorial. I have taken a sabbatical from needle felting as I am currently hooked on wet felting. I thought as I used to paint, I should try painting with wool.
I have only painted 5 pieces. I enjoyed the wet felting part, but I do not enjoy the free motion stitching – mostly because I have an outdated machine and it is more of a frustration to try this method than normal sewing. I may come back to it as I have a book on felting paintings where very little sewing is involved, but for now, no.
I have also wet felted 15 vessels; one I threw away, and one I reworked. One I also sold before Christmas. I would like to make more, but I really do not have room for them and until I sell some more or give them away, well, that’s it on the vessel front.