When wool is agitated the individual fibres knit together. This process is called felting and there are two main ways to felt: wet felting and needle felting. I’ve had a go at wet felting, over 10 years ago, but I have to say I’m not keen on the wet wool feel! I therefore choose to do needle felting.
I was first introduced to needle felting about ten years ago, when a friend showed me how to make little 3D flowers and animals. In recent years I have been on some courses, which showed me that the skills I had making 3D felting, can be easily transferred to creating needle felted pictures.
I enjoy the challenge of creating new pieces. I use my photographs as a basis for new feltings. I have made many Heilan Coos as well as a range of landscapes and even a tractor. There’s nothing I won’t attempt. Each needle felting is unique, and as such each one I produce is given an individual name.
Needle felted pictures can take from a couple of hours, to 15 hours to complete. This depends on the size and complexity of the image. Prices are according to size.