Golly just wrote this post and somehow deleted the whole thing when I published it… Here goes again
I just bought my first needlefelting tool from the Handweavers Gallery, my local wool shop. ( It took me a few minutes to work out that the handle undid and that was how you put the needles in…!)
I don’t really see myself as a natural needlefelter – it always seems so delicate and precise but willing to try new things and I reckoned it would be useful for those days when you’ve made a beautiful bag but discover too late that it has a thin patch!!! I hope those days will get less and less…but till then…
Who knows – I might discover that I love it and suddenly take to the embelishing machine at college like a duck to water….
Also bought this book on Needlefelting – A beginners guide to Needlefelting by Susanna Wallis. It gets five stars on Amazon so I hope it can teach me the basics. I’m usually much better when someone shows me in person rather than learning from a book but it looks quite straightforward to follow.