Friday 13 May 2016

Making Home Link Up #30: Needle Felting Project For The Home

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This week I have learned a new craft. Ok I am still learning but I am totally loving needle felting. I fully intended to give this ago around the time I moved house (ahem...18 months ago) but I found that the equipment you apparently needed was fairly pricy just for giving it a go. Last year I picked up a little kit to make a seascape picture which I thought would fit nicely with a decor scheme I had in mind in the utility room. The kit contained a foam mat, a single needle and holder (with a spare needle) a piece of felt and enough fibres to create the picture. It was just £9. This week I took it out of the pack on a whim and just, went for it. It was so easy and very therapeutic.

I have very nearly finished it and will of course share the results but I can't wait to start another picture and maybe have a go at something 3D!  As I type this, I am waiting for the postman to arrive with a nice little collection of fibres for me to get in some more practice.

This is just another way for me to add another texture into our home decor and I can't wait to explore what else I can make that is functional and pretty.

Oh, this week I also spray painted a pot really randomly but more about that another time.

Here are some links* to the very basics that you would need to get started with some needle felting. If you want to create a flat piece, you will need some felt sheets too. I will pop up a little tutorial soon. 
*These are affiliate links which means that I may earn a couple of pence if you use them but it won't cost you a penny extra.

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  1. Love needle felting , I know thehomemakery.couk do kits & supplies & there is another lady on Etsy , of course I can't remember her name ! Some of the stuff people do with it is just stunning but I tend to stick to little projects, all that jabbing with the neddle is very therapeutic alright!

    1. It totally is. I will have to check out that Etsy shop. Thanks for the tip off.

  2. Oooh, I've never tried needle felting but it looks fun, tempted to give it a try :)

    Lyndsay xx

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