Thursday, September 25, 2008

Needle Felting

Although needle felting in industry has been around for a while, home crafters are embracing this technique more and more. They are finding all kinds of uses and projects in which to incorporate it into their creative work. It's easy to understand because it is such a satisfying technique that gives beautiful results. You use special, barbed felting needles (the same used in industry today) to push the top layer of wool into deeper layers. The unique property of wool fiber that allows it to "stick" to itself causes the wool to felt.

First, I began to see these fascinating items in shops on Etsy. My favorite is Suzee's JubileeZ. Her creations are amazingly creative, with stories to charmingly illuminate each character. Here are some of her wonderful characters. Click on any picture to visit her shop.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back To School with the Freethinkers

Fall is in the air. Back to school brings many new thoughts and needs. New teachers, new friends, new clothes new supplies, fun holidays... the list goes on. Freethinkers can help you with these. Click on each picture to visit a shop.