Saturday, December 25, 2010
Two hearts later ... on the needle felting machine!
So I got to play with my new needle felting machine today a Singer ER10 and I love it! I made a couple of hearts and ended up making a Valentine's day cuff or you can use it as a cup cozy as well. I used a piece of white silk fabric and layered it with sheep's fleece, yarn, bits and pieces of scrap felt from other projects and went to town. It is so easy to use, the trick is to put the pedal to the metal to prevent needles from breaking. When you go flat out it's very easy to move the material around in different directions to do the felting. I noticed the best way is to move around in circles. I finished the back of the cuff with a piece of fulled cashmere/wool fabric from an old cardigan, the loop to close it is elastic thread which I crocheted and the button is metal. I put a couple brads onto the hearts, which I embroidered with some cotton thread and voila ... here is my cuff. It's for sale in my http://www.etsy.com/listing/64782836/needle-felted-mixed-media-valentine-cuff PurplePlatypus shop on Etsy where you can find more pictures of it as well.