Look what I made!
Isn’t he adorable?!
And I only drew blood once!
Needle felting in 3D is a little more challenging than doing a flat project. First of all, on a flat piece, the strands of fibre that follow the needle into the block get hidden when you sew it onto something, whereas in a 3D project, they tend to come out somewhere on the figure. As a result, I have some stray black fibres on my little white sheep’s back. I’m sure that there’s a way around this (and it might just be a matter of a different felting block than this beginner’s chunk of plastic foam), and that with practice, it will be less of a problem.
Secondly, it’s much easier to stab oneself when you’re holding something between your fingers and jabbing a needle in between, instead of stabbing down into a block. Just sayin’.
But self-maiming aside, I think it’s safe to say that, after just two projects (the flower patch below and now my little friend here), I officially have a new means of creative expression.
I absolutely love needle felting!