January 27, 2015

First Felting Experiment


I had never felted before, and had wanted to give it a try for quite some time now. I went to the Dutchess County Wool and Sheep Festival and quickly found some brightly dyed wool and then searched for felting tools. 



My first attempt was a tiny ball, like a marble. It was fun and easy, and somewhat meditative. In my artistic visions, I see myself making felted flowers. I gave that a try. That's not so easy! I will have to practice. 

The Beast holding the "marble" is named Nole. I have created a new website just for Beasts: Beastly Home. As I finish my personal challenge of making 50 Beasts, I will post about them there.