As I'm feeling guilty not updating anything on my blog :p, I dig out some of my crafts that I did while in Japan. Today I'll show you the one & only felting work that I've tried.
When you hear about felt work, most probably the first thing pop-up in your head are all those colourful sheets of felt for your craft especially for scrapbooking, making hairclips, playbooks etc.
Actually there are 2 more types of felt work which is wet felting & needle felting.
Wet felting: Making sheets, various shapes & colour by wetting fleece or wool felt
Needle felting: Making patterns on felt by combining fleece or wool felt using felting needle.
So here's some photos of the felting craft that I've done & the apparatus that I have:
Here's my first felting attempt. A felt coin purse using wet felting for the body base, needle felting for the ladybird & the felt beads from scratch. The original pattern was only the coin purse from the book at the background but I've added the plastic & felt beads strap for some embellishment.
Some wool fleece & felt from Hamanaka that I still have in my craft box. Maybe I should try make something out of these some day :)
My felting starter kit from Hamanaka which consist of a netting sheet, bubble wrap, roller, big plastic sheet, plastic bags & soap for felting.
The needle for felting. It has some slits on the needle.