What is Needle Felting?

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WHAT IS NEEDLE FELTING?

If you are not familiar with needle felting, let me tell you a little bit about this process! Barbed needles called felting needles are used to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. This is achieved by a combination of rolling wool tightly and stabbing it hundreds of times to form shapes. Wool fibers have scales which catch one another when they are rubbed together, and this creates a denser material called felt. The felting needles come in many sizes and are extremely sharp! As the needles are moved up and down in the wool, the barbs on the needles catch the fibers and entangle them into place.

I use many different types of wool. I like to use merino wool that I import from Germany. I also like the short fiber merino batts.  I love the Merino Cross Batts from my friends at Livingfelt.com.  Personally, my favorite wool is Norwegian C1 wool which is a top grade classification from Norway. I believe it is one of the best needle felting wools available.  I also love Kay Petal’s new line of domestic wool called Felt Alive Needle Felting Wool.  It is a blend of mixed-breed down and luster sheep from farms right here in the US, so I love being able to say my creations are made with products from the USA!  The wool is high quality in a lovely array of dyed colors as well as Kay offers some kettle dyed wool and felt!

I absolutely love needle-felting and am excited to offer my ooak creations to you!  I currently auction my one-of-a-kind creations on ebay at http://myworld.ebay.com/sneffca  I hope you enjoy my creations!

If you have any questions, or need something special, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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