8 Tips to Keep Your Felting Needles and Fingers Safe.
Here is a 20 minute video where I show you how to needle felt a basic shape while keeping your fingers safe from injury and your needles from breaking.
Super-sonic speed tend to make you felt deeper - push fibers through to the opposite side of your project and causing unnecessary wear to your felting pad is your are constantly driving fibers deep into it.
Slowing down helps you make sure that you are only piercing into your project as far as you need to.
|My felting pad - it is dense foam covered with acrylic felt. Perfect!|
While felting, you can and should change the angle or trajectory of your needle as you felt, however make sure to always pull the needle out at the same angle it went in. Failing to do so can break the tip of your needle in your project.
The most common way I break my needles when I'm working is when I poke my needle to rest in my felting pad. What inevitably happens is that I bump into it with my hand and the tip snaps off in my pad. Keeping them in some type of container with sides will keep them safe.
Tip # 8
Tip # 8
Relax and enjoy! I can't stress enough not to stress while you are felting. Sometimes worrying about poking yourself or breaking a needle causes that very thing to happen.
|Don't poke yourself! With a few precautions, needle felting is pain-free, relaxing, meditative and fun.|
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Your friend in needle felting,
Thanks for the advice! I think the reason why I'm not starting with felting is the fear of losing half of my fingers.ReplyDelete
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