Needle felting

When everyone was round at my house for our wedding making day we all agreed that it was such a fun day we should definitely meet up again to try our hand at other crafty skills so at the end of August Tineke invited us round to her house to try our hand at needle felting.  It was such a treat, her house is absolutely gorgeous with beautiful views of the Mournes.

After a cup of tea, a tasty danish pastry and a look round all the nooks and crannies of Tineke’s house we settled down at the kitchen table to have a go.

I’ve never tried needle felting before but looking through this book for inspiration I decided to try making a little fox.

We used the green foam cushions off an old sofa to work on which worked pretty well…

It took a bit of time to get the hang of it and start to see the shapes coming together but very soon the felt began to develop into little characters…

Just needs his beads for eyes.

Tineke made us a delicious lunch of home made soup and tasty bread, cheese and ham, all rounded off with some freshly picked blackberries.  Yum!

Once we’d finished we took our little creatures out into their natural habitat to explore…

my little fox hanging out with Tineke’s dog and mum’s sheep.

It was a really fun day and I’ll definitely have a go at needlefelting again - i’d quite like to try making a little christmas robin for the tree.

Now we just need to have a think about what craft we’ll try next!