My friend Suzy sent me the scraps of colored roving last spring after I’d finished making all my dryer balls. I forgot all about it till I started this second batch using Asher’s wool.
What fun it was to dress of the natural brown with hot pink and neon yellow. It was the first time I tried needle felting. Which is basically pushing the wool onto more wool with a bunch of sharp needles.
I was just getting a feel for it when I ran out of roving. But who knows where it will take me. I can just see little felted sheep and chickens on the dryer balls.
I sold my last dryer ball of the season today. I’m out of roving and will have to wait till next spring to for more. I’ll definitely be making Kim’s white wool into roving in the spring. Karakul wool is perfect for felting.
And now that I started to play around with needle felting, I want to see what else I can do with it.
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My nephew makes little animals: cats, dogs, etc. He has also made little gnomes. Jewelry like pins. You can make all kinds of things by needlefelting. Mittens and caps..