The sun is shining so let’s try a new craft al fresco…

What a glorious Good Friday! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we are all staying safe at home 🌈

I am in shorts an t’shirt – the ones I normally save for hols where no one knows meπŸ™ˆ And have had a mooch through my stash of crafting kits from Aldi and picked out this one-

Please note skill level EASY

Quite a lot in such a little box!

The tea cup is my own πŸ€”

So I have read the instructions, pulled off a piece of wool and stabbed it to a pulp! And what do I have to show for it – a hard lump of woolly fibre and sore fingers where I have stabbed myself 😭

I have put it back in the box, perhaps Friday is not such a good day for felting? Lots of wool left so they obviously expect idiots like me to get it wrong!!!

Are you trying something new while stuck at home?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘


20 thoughts on “FELTING FRIDAY

  1. Haha yes! I was trying to make a wall hanger with my very short but thick yarns. I spent hours and hours and I didn’t like the result, in fact I couldn’t finish it because I didn’t feel like it anymore. So yes, trying to learn new crafts but it’s not going very well:) But experience is always good, right? πŸ™‚

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  2. I’ve also got a half started felting kit which got sent to think about what it did after multiple finger stabs! If you crochet amigurumi objects ie a cactus, you can felt that afterwards to similar effect.

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  3. πŸ™‚I need to finish a baby blanket for my friend. I bought a tool to try Fauxchet, and I really want to work with that. Plus there are projects I want to do, besides the things that I share on my blog. I really want to finish a sock, but I am just following a pattern.

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  4. As a felter and needle felter, I feel that you may have been doomed from the start. The quality of many kits is poor, especially the ones from Aldi or Lidl. The wool is tops and they are hard to felt. They really need to be carded first. You can use a pair of dog brushes for that if you were so inclined. You can start by making cookie cutter felts. I bought a set of animal shaped ones from poundland and made fridge magnets. The finger stabbing was minimal. Might be a good idea to have a look on youtube and read a few blogs. They can be helpful about supplies if you wanted to continue down the needle felting road. Since I discovered wet felting, I rarely needle felt anything now. It is less painful, although a fair amount of effort is required. It is worth it though. It is good to try new things, but don’t give up yet, you just didn’t have the right product. πŸ™‚

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