Saturday, January 26, 2013
hedgehog kit from Dimensions. The kit comes with a foam work surface and two felting needles (as well as an embroidery needle.) In addition, I bought a Clover Needle Felting tool. This has five needles in it, all working at once. I figured it would speed up my process. It did, indeed. I also bought a cheap household scrub brush at the dollar store as a work base for the Clover tool. Starting with loose wool roving (very light and fluffy) needling it down to a good, tight density, I'd say I have about an 8% compression when I squeeze the finished project. (The hedgehog said he does not mind being squeezed!) Not bad for a first try. I really am after a very tight finished product in my felting adventures. I don't much like the excess fibers sticking out here and there, generally. Makes me wonder if a needle-felted finished item can then be further manipulated by wet-felting to get those fibers down.