Needle felting is a great way to experiment with felt and give a unique touch to your completed knitted and crocheted projects. The only thing you need to get started is a kind of foam block so you don't hurt your hands and some roaming wool that isn't spun into yarn. It's just normal and you can actually use yarn. If you want, you can use small pieces of yarn or to cover more area, you want to buy some roving at your local yarn store.
Take your knitted item and place a piece of roving on top of your knit and place the foam block underneath. You also need a special needle, a felt needle that has small barbs at one end and a small curved end to hold. Be careful, the barbs are real, really sharp. When you use the needle to insert the roving into your knitted piece, the barbs actually make the wool felt.
The barbs pull the wool in and compact them together, just like felting when you accidentally shrink a sweater in the washing machine, only this time you do it without water or soap. For this reason, needle felting is also called dry felting.
Take your needle felt needle and puncture it up and down repeatedly through the roving and your knitted item down in the foam below. Please pay attention to your fingers, because although it doesn't look very sharp when you poke yourself, it will hurt a lot, so I'm sure you'll probably do it once and once.
You must first cut off the layer of bums until it is firmly in place. To then make smaller details, you can twist the piece of yarn, roll it up if you want, and lay it over the top of your knit and just put the needle in and out of the knit until it stays safe. Give your needle felt design a twist to ensure that it is firmly attached to your knitwear. You also want to go over the entire area to make sure it is pinned.
Some ideas about things you can needle felt are: it's always nice to have small snowflakes needle felt. You can just take a piece of white yarn and cut it into six small pieces and then start a little felt with the needle by laying a piece of yarn over it and then another cross and then another at an angle and then make small arrows for the ends of the snowflake. Just make sure that you insert the needle felt needle often around the edges, so that it is really safe.
People also love needle felt sheep. That can be a nice addition to say some slippers or slippers that you have made. There is really no limit to the designs that you can create. Make sure you use 100% wool, because something else does not feel. Acrylic fibers do not have the same felt capacity.
You can also do needle felting on other felts. For example, if you've made a felt bag, felt bag, felt slippers, you can take a little piece of yarn or a contrast yarn or some roaming fabric and make a little swirly design. You can do a flower. You can do a snowflake – whatever you want. You can even put someone's name. Let's say you want to make them a pair of slippers for the house. You can needle felt their name with a piece of woolen yarn. It is really up to your imagination, so have fun!
You would probably not think that the first advice from an expert knitter would encourage a new knitter to make mistakes. Why? Because making mistakes makes you a better knitter!
After having taught knitting for more than ten years, I realized that there are many reasons why ruining when you knit actually makes you a better knitter and more fun to chat with. Here are the main reasons for an expert knitter to feel free to ruin as much as you need.
1] First, the more you get used to the feeling that you are screwing it up, the easier it is, so if you continue to knit and just drop a stitch - of course it is nice if you know how to fix it, but it doesn't hurt, you don't get so frustrated; You are used to saying, "Oops, I messed up again!" and life goes on.
2] When you make a mistake, you usually learn to solve something that you didn't know yet. Making mistakes actually warns you where the gaps are, no pun intended, in your knitting skills and helps you know where you can focus your efforts and how you can improve.
3] You also become more useful - when you are at your local yarn store or knitting circle, you can help your friends to solve the same mistakes that you have just learned to solve and give you the confidence that you have gained from your friends.
4] You are also much nicer to be around if you are not afraid of making mistakes. You are more relaxed when you are in your knitting circle and you do not go crazy if you make a mistake. Other people are happy to be near you. They know they can learn from you and you actually add a lot of positivity to your knitting group.
5] If you can make mistakes, you can also make friends in your knitting group. You can make friends by asking for help if you get stuck.
6] You will also discover who can really help you in your knitting circle or at your local yarn store. You will find out which books and online sources you can go to for solving your knitting errors.
7] You will also learn how to make better choices next time. These are all ways in which learning to feel comfortable in making knitting mistakes can help you become a superstar!