Okay, this is fun. I really love needle felting and on my second outing I didn’t poke myself once! I know, hard to believe. I made this little case for my e-reader to replace the neoprene case that it came in. Felt is me. Scuba isn’t
I used the lovely 1/4-inch think wool felt that is available (I got mine at Ben Franklin Crafts). Next a cookie cutter and some roving for the squirrel. poky poky poky
Once that was done I did the flower “free form”. Can you tell?! Of course you can. I pulled pieces of roving and twisted them between my fingers until I got the shape I wanted started. Then I poked the roving into the felt. I have single needles as they came with my starter kit. Single needles are perfect for small areas like the stem of the flower, but I think I might “invest” in a multi-needle tool for larger areas like the flower and the squirrel.
I love how it turned out. I finished the whole thing with blanket stitch around the edges. I was going to add a closure at the top but it is snug enough that the reader won’t slide out. .