Sunday, August 2, 2009

This has to be the ultimate in thread manipulation. This purse started as a piece of felt, two small scraps of velvet, several piles of roving, and miscellaneous fibers.

Needle-felting is so much fun! There is no measuring, no weighing, no timing, no bobbins to wind. Just free movement of the embellisher head with six barbed needles.

I couldn't find anything in cording saturated enough to go with the bright purple and orange, so I bought a skein of sari yarn at Quilt Festival last week and made my own!

This will be in an upcoming issue of Totally Creative, a new online magazine. The technique is also part of my Extreme Needle Felting workshop on


Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very cute! Do you use just the acrylic felt from places like JoAnn's, or wool felt?

Beth Wheeler said...

Either will work Jeanne, but I prefer the feel of felt with at least a little wool.