Now that I have finished up with production knitting and selling my items at craft shows, I can try out new things. So I’m learning needle felting.
Needle Felting – Because Knitting Isn’t Weird Enough
I’ve always found the meme about spinning (because knitting isn’t weird enough) to be funny. Especially as a man who knits. But honestly, I’ve never found any fiber-craft to be weird.
So recently, I decided to learn how to do needle felting.
Three reasons for the new interest:
- The guys at the Men’s Knitting Retreat expressed an interest in learning it. So I decided to offer a workshop. Which meant I had to learn to do it myself.
- I had some felting needles and tools from my “fiber repair kit” that I put together for a previous workshop at the retreat.
- Needle felting equipment is really inexpensive, and I already had a lot of roving I could use.
I’ve decided to teach the guys how to do a simple teddy bear ornament. The workshops are only 2.5 hours long, so I wanted to do something they could finish. And one of the other workshops will teach guys how to make miniature sweaters that can be used as a festive holiday garland.
I figured they could put some felted bears in this garland if they wanted to and it might be cute. No?
We’ll see how it goes. I’m honestly not that good yet at needle felting. I’ll keep practicing with different items to see how I like them.
Made quite a bit of progress on the latest Double Hitch shawl in Uneek Fingering (Harmony colorway).
Working with this vibrant, rainbow yarn continues to make me very happy.