A few words about Needle Felting: Needle felting is a fairly new and trending craft which is now being featured in a number of magazines, craft and decorating TV shows and fairs and on-line. It is very easy to master and it requires no previous craft experience. Girls, boys, women and men of all ages find it an easy, fun and, relaxing craft. With a little care and attention to your work, you will be amazed at the projects you can do. Cookie cutter shapes, appliqué patterns and coloring book pictures can easily be converted into a needle felted picture. Yarn, wire, and other decorations can be used to embellish your project. A wool ball can transform your work into a 3-D creation. It is much like painting and sculpting with wool. Let your imagination guide you and have fun!
How it works: Wool fibers have a natural crimp and scales so that they can be easily spun and tangled together. Felting needles make the tangling process work faster and can be used to tangle fibers that are not as curly. The needles are very sharp and barbed so that layers of fiber are able to be inter-twined and tangled as the needle is moved repeatedly through the layers. Care should be used when needle felting so that you do not poke the needle(s) through your finger. You should always pay close attention to where your fingers are in relation to the needle and use a cushion underneath. Felting needles are not toys!; children should be supervised.