felting needles (these are special needles with barbs that catch the wool fibres)
foam block (I started on a large sponge but they are hard to find now. On Saturday, I used blocks cut from Upholstery pads that I purchased at Walmart.) The block protects your needles and your worksurface.
Fleece to felt: I love to work with Merino, Polworth, Corriedale
|Select a cookie cutter shape to use as a template and place on your foam block.|
|Prepare your fleece for felting. Here she is separating the fibres. If you find that they don't separate easily then move your hands further apart and try again. It may be that your fleece has a longer staple (length of the fibre).|
|When the felted piece starts looking rather smooth, carefully remove your template and then gently remove the felted piece from the block. You will feel some resistance because you have been essentially felting the piece to your block.|
Step 7: Safety Tip....