Then my Mom purchased hand needle felting tools and stopped over to share how they work. Her having hand tools gave us a whole new reason to share supplies and an opportunity to experiment. She even discovered a polyester Easter grass at the dollar store that would felt. I must admit that doing needle felting by hand makes more dimension possible but I love the speed of felting and creating with the Janome Xpression Needle Felting Machine
I know I'm going to be making up a bag of hand felting tools and projects to leave in the car so I have something to work on when I'm waiting to pick up my daughter.
Just in case I wasn't ready to experiment with hand needle felting, The Martha Stewart Show featured making hand felted chicks this week. These chicks were adorable and I can't wait for my hand felting tools to get here so I can try my hand at making them. If you missed the show, there is an online video available on her Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Show links. I've added hand needle felting pictures and tool information to the Needle Felting Examples and Information Gallery