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.
I hope you get the idea! Go slow, don't felt too deeply or jab too hard. Sounds easy enough but read on for my best tips. After all, needle felting is not a blood sport. (You can quote me on this, if you like;)
Slow Down. As in life, when needle felting, faster isn't always better. Besides fewer injuries and broken needles, slowing down will give you much more control of your felting.
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.