What You’ll Need:
• You need a Clover Felting Needle -- a needle with multiple prongs (multiple needles; spring loaded for easier use). It's very sharp, so you must be very careful with it.
• You also need a Clover Felting Needle mat, which is a rubber mat. Never needle felt on a hard surface or your leg! • You also need a silk scarf. You can find an inexpensive silk scarf from a craft store, or you can purchase the one that comes in this awesome kit from www.pagewoodfarm.com The silk is hand-dyed.
• Then you will need yarn (must be 100% wool or it will not felt) and felt flowers, both of which can be found at a craft store. • I am using "pebble" yard from Pagewood Farm because it is perfect to form the vines of this "Garden" design that we created today.
How to handle the Clover needle:
- You need to be careful not to push too hard because you don't want the needles to break.
- Make sure the stroke is vertical (straight up & down), not at an angle because again you want to protect the needles so they don’t break.
- Always needle felt onto a foam pad or specially designed brush.
- Do not push needles all the way through the foam pad or brush.
- More is better: the more times you push needle through the fiber, the more it will felt & the more securely it will be attached.
- Roll Pebbles yarn into balls to needle felt onto scarf.
- After placing Pebbles vines, time to place felt flowers.
- Needle felt the wool felt flowers onto the silk scarf.
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