Sunday, March 15, 2009

Needlefelt Pincushion

I finished my needlefelt pincushion from the class Ricci taught last weekend.
First we started with some white wool roving. We got a little ball together by jab, jab, jabbing with the special needle.
First we formed a ball, and then started adding roving to the sides to get the shape into more of a cylinder. Ricci suggested we use the white roving as the base because it's less expensive. She had us use two different types of needles. The first one was a single needle. Once the project got larger we used a 4-needle combo that helped the project move along much faster.
Once we reached the desired shape, we started adding the color of roving that we wanted our pincushion to be. I chose a blue.
Jab, jab, jab and more jabbing until all the white was covered up.
For the decoration on the top of my pincushion, I chose a spiral shape.
These were easy to do and a lot of fun to make. Thanks Ricci for teaching us how!


Dawn said...


Material Mary said...

Looks great Nedra. Love it.

Sherri said...

Great pincushion...just wondering how long it takes to make...start to finish?

Nanette Merrill said...

I always learn something new at Cactus Needle!