I find needle felting a wonderful way to make a foundation
for bead embroidery. There is a real satisfaction in using a material that is
100% natural. What I never liked
though was the foam you use as a base when prodding the fibres. I found it a
bit ‘nails on blackboard’ if you see what I mean. But I received a new pad last
week, made of hessian and filled with buckwheat. Much nicer and it came beautifully
wrapped from the Felt Pixie, with some sample needles.
I was inspired to make a necklace inspired by lavender and honey and spent an age ferreting in my bead collection to find beads to make the centrepiece. Then I came across this lovely handmade bead with a drizzle pattern on it. Perfect!