Sunday 1 April 2018

My new passion: needle felting

I love trying new hobbies, and last year I discovered the joy of needle felting! The wonderful Gretel Parker held a day’s workshop to learn to make a Staffordshire cat, and it was a glorious insight into the soft, fluffy world of stabby creativity.

My little kitty was made of the cosiest white wool, which was gently formed over several hours with a mega sharp needle in a special handle. I’ll be honest, the danger of stabbing was extremely high, and there were a few injuries in the class, but I was lucky enough to avoid any serious wounds.

As soon as I got home from the class I ordered a basic needle felting kit ready to design my own creations. I’ll be honest, I can’t do as much as I would like because it hurts my shoulder after a few hours. I’ve only made a few things so far because of the shoulder problems, but hopefully with time I’ll keep refining my skills (without any fingers punctured…).

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