Friday, May 28, 2010

Boredom and Felt

Yesterday I felt very unproductive. I came to a rough spot in my knitting pattern for my sexy babushka project (yes it can be done), and so I turned to some scraps of industrial felt left over from a furniture project that I did last semester. I sketched out a few ideas for felt bowls and boxes, but nothing interesting came out of it.

Just last week I received my first needle felting supplies in the mail, and as exciting as it was to get 2 pounds of undyed roving and 6 felting needles, I just didn't have anything to stab. I had an idea. I could stick some of the roving onto the industrial felt with the needles. I had some really great rusty colored roving that would look brilliant on a gray background.

As you can see, the final product came out pretty nicely for a first try at needle felting. I put some little dots of of latex carpet backing on them so that they would not slide off the table.

If you really like them, you can buy a set here, or you can probably make your own.

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