This is the only thing I can find so far BS, seems very messy to me.
I'll try that again!
i did needle felting once
on the gusset of my lederhosen
but it went a bit wonky because i was still wearing them at the time
so i took them off before i embroidered the hand prints on the bum cheeks
i did the main part in chain stitch and highlighted it with a bit of backstich ,then for the edge of the nails i used couching in a slightly paler colour before filling in with some french knots ,
i tried some satin stitching around the cuticles but i unpicked it as it maid them look a bit girly ,so i went back to the cross stitch infilled with herringbone in a contrasting purple merganser thread with lambswool fluffing .
they are the talk of the alotment society, now that i have the big buttons on the bracers .
but i dont wear them when i go near the nettles
next i am going to do some daisies on my biker jacket ,and perhaps some marketry on my HELMET ouch!!
sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside
How would I do that, Joanna - or do you mean, knitting/crochet, and then felting in the washing machine?
I haven't actually attempted that yet, although it is quite popular.
If you get some carded wool lay in three layers cross wise on a bamboo mat then place the silk on top of that. Wet it with soapy water, roll it up carefully and then move the roll back and forth vigorously, re-wetting from time to time with as hot water as you can take. Unroll after a couple of minutes and turn by 90 degrees and re-roll and repeating the vigorous rolling. Do this a third time and you should end up with a tightly felted piece, if not carry on with the rolling.
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