I felted my first fleece. My first sheep Joe’s beautiful fleece , my first Romney lamb fleece no less … yep, into the washing machine it went to be washed to then become my learn-to-spin fleece. I was so excited … then so disappointed. But, I kept the large, beautiful donut for many years and sat on it. It flattened and became a great support for my back while I was pregnant. Lesson learned.
When I heard about needlefelting I was super excited. Having gone the back-breaking-scrubbing, roll-out-throwdown-on-the-floor-fulling route, ( though the outcome was fantastic!) I was thrilled to see objects come to life with minimal effort, no needed space, and no mess. My kids and I made sheep, dogs, ponies, Easter eggs, Santas, and embellished knits with designs. I even won a blue ribbon one year at The New York Sheep and Wool Festival for a felted mural I needlefelted Fun, fun, fun!
Two years ago I met Lorna at a trade show. I with my yarns, and she with her needlefelting kits, both shepherdesses, both creative entrepreneurs – with hit it off immediately. At the time I did not know how much she had put into the cleverly packaged kits. The designs were simple, well thought out and at the time, I had no idea how much she had put into the design. But now I do – and I am super impressed.