Last night at our Bolton Artisans Guild meeting, Laura showed us how to do needle felting and then let us try our hand at it.
This is what happens when my polymer clay hands meet needle felting tools: My Bad Hair Day.
The hairy strands alongside the nose were originally a Fu Man Chu styled mustache but Pippin (our cat) rearranged things a little.
Sculpture in needle felting requires a bit more planning (obviously). The art of needle felting, however, is quite meditative and the sound of the needle repetitively poking into the wool was oddly soothing.
I enjoyed the process though I think it will take a little more work on my part before it becomes incorporated into my art. In the meantime, you can enjoy Laura’s wonderful needle felt sculpture here.