Thursday, December 1, 2011

The other needle

I'm only a few days away from moving and might be able to unpack my boxes with knitting stuff in a week from now, at our new place. But I can tell you, with tons left to do, a sick toddler at home, and with stormy and rainy weather every day, I've missed my needles more than ever. Just to be able to relax with a few minutes mindless knitting...

As I've cleaned out our attic and looked through a bunch of forgotten boxes, I've found almost enough stuff to start a craft store. I used to paint so there were a lot of artist material but also fabric, pearls and lots and lots of carded wool. I discovered needle felting a couple of years ago and really enjoyed making little wool figures and toys. Needle felting is a dry felting technique where you stab a barbed wire through wool fibres hundreds of times, making the fibres interlock and form different shapes. I'm not sure why I stopped making them, I sold some in Sweden and I did open an Etsy shop too, but then I suppose that I just ran out of enough interesting ideas.. But I can see myself picking it up again in the future. I really like the feel of felted wool.

Feel like panda sushi, anyone?

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