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I have been feeling for a while that I would like to take up a craft but although I would say I was creative I cannot seem to find an outlet for it. I have tried crotchet and knitting but I am not great at following patterns. I have thought for a while about felting, particularly needle felting as I think I could happily sit and do that in front of the woodburner on the dark nights. I was just wondering if anyone on here does felting and what materials and projects you would recommend starting with? Or if anyone has any other crafting ideas I would love to hear them. smile x

“We are all molded and remolded by those who have loved us and, though that love may pass, we remain, none the less, their work. No love, no friendship can ever cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark upon it forever.” Francois Mauriac, French novelist (1885-1970)

Claire, Mummy to Eilidh (10) and Andrew (7)

Hi Claire. I’m not great at patterns either. My crochet projects are usually just done without a pattern (I lose my place too often so I tend to stick to squares or rectangles that you can turn into other things!) I tend to do a bit of everything craft wise (although never done felting.) I like working with clay or making jewelry. But I do find the crochet the easiest to pick up she put down as and when I can where as the others I need to get it all out and put it all away when I’m finished.

I picked up a Makerss needle felting kit (the flower broaches).  It’s simple enough to follow and really lovely.

Cross stitch is very restful and addictive too….

We’re about to have a go at making christmas candles from napkins with a hairdryer!
I’m also a bit of a beading addict - that is a bit more “on your knee” than the candles

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