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Needle Felting

Acorn

Needle Felting
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:28:05 AM »
Has anyone ever made a needle felted picture where you felt the wool onto fabric?

Like this:



(Picture is from Make it in Wales.)

I know that the backing is hessian, but it doesn't look like any hessian I've ever seen - it's much finer - so does it have another name?  Does anyone know where I could get some online?
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

BrendaP

Re: Needle Felting
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 09:42:50 AM »
Is it hessian? (jute or sisal fibre).  It looks as though it might be linen.

Assuming that you need a loose weave, so that there is room to push the wool fibres in, but not as coarse as tradional sacking I think you should search for linen scrim.

https://www.empressmills.co.uk/shop/fabrics/natural-fabrics/linen-cotton-scrim/
https://www.periodfeatures.co.uk/linen-scrim
https://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/linen-cotton-scrim
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: Needle Felting
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 09:50:36 AM »
Thank you @BrendaP!  The picture title is needle-felting-on-hessian but I do agree that it looks more like linen.

Now I'm off to explore those links.   :)
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Lowena

Re: Needle Felting
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 10:02:38 AM »
My d.i.I does it and sells her work. She felts on to linen. I do 3d felting but not 2d
Triumph of hope over experience :D