Friday, 11 August 2017

Experiments in Felt

I recently got myself a needle felting machine (also known as an embellisher or needle punch machine). It looks just like a sewing machine but has 5 needles and no thread. The needles are barbed and mesh the fibres together as they pass through the fabric or yarn.

This is one of my first experiments. In this piece I have used a base of wet felted wool and attached pieces of pre-felt, wool fibres, wool nepps and silk fibres with the needle felting machine. The piece was then free motion machine embroidered before a little hand stitching was added.

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