Saturday, August 14, 2010
Big eared Dufus needle felt and a few opinions of feltable fiber
This guy is some less expensive but still wonderful natural fiber from Yarn to Spin on Etsy
When I first began needle felting, I started with Romney which I had read was the needle felters choice . It's not my choice . It may felt faster and harder but for me it was often to fast and hard to get the detail I wanted . The Coopwoth and BFL shetland that I have worked with are all about the same in felting and closer to merino then Romney . I think mixing them with some alpaca softens them and gives a much more "fuzzy animal" feel to the sculpture . When I want something smooth, like the snout or nose I prefer the merino and it also makes a good core if you can find some for an affordable price...sometimes for less then a dollar if you buy in bulk or from larger companies on-line .