Today’s adventure involved a ton of needle pokes and a moose.
I’ve wanted to try felting for a while. I watched a woman create a felt dragon when I was at the renaissance festival a few years ago.
I bought this kit with the idea it would have teaching instructions.
It did not.
In fact, this particular experience was a medium skill level purchase and I'd never picked up a felting needle in my life.
I didn't realize that I should also get a surface to felt my projects on so I had to do this all in my hand. This is where the pincushion part comes in. The first time I stabbed myself with the felting needle I adjusted the material so it wouldn't happen again. This worked well for quite a while because forming the body of my project required making an egg shape for the torso of my felt moose.
The rest of this adorable little creature was made with love and uncountable curse words. I poked my hands dozens of times all day long. I did not enjoy this part of the experience.
The right tools make all the difference. If I created another felting project I would buy that darn surface. When I finished this experience I was happy with the adorable creature I made from a pile of multicolored wool. As adventures go this one was good but I don't really need to do it again.
Day 95 I made a felt Christmoose to give to my amazing mother. I can't wait to see if she likes it.
Love & Light