At a recent Embroidery Guild meeting, we made a needle felted "stone". The class was taught by the very talented Florance Mellinger.
I have only needle felted a few small flowers in the past, using roving and a barbed needle.
My first attempt at embellishing with needle felted flowers and hand embroidery
We started with a large handful of fiber fill and applied wool roving in the color of our choice. Using a barbed needle, we needle felted the roving into the fiber fill.
I did learn a few things...
When I wanted to tear off a piece of wool roving to felt, I held the roving close together and pulled hard, to no avail. It just did not want to "give" and separate.
Someone suggested I hold the roving further apart...
I adjusted my grip and the roving pulled apart like butter.
Amazing ! Who would have thought ?
The class ended with instruction on how to place a landscape or design onto the wool "stone" and then embellish it with embroidery stitches.
I gathered up my wool roving in lovely colors.
Now to dream up some flowers to embellish the stone with...