I decided to make a few handles with things I had around the house. It took me a while to come up with something that I liked.
I had 4 separate needles and wanted to make a handle with a single needle, and a handle with 3 needles. One needle is great for doing little details, three needles are great for larger areas.
|Because I can be a little clutzy from time to time, I taped the protective covers on the needles while I was working.|
|Same handle as above, but I took the protective cover off the needle. After the putty hardened, I wrapped the outside of the handle with some athletic tape. Duct tape would have worked, too. It makes the handle smoother and more comfortable to hold.|
|This is my finished second handle. It holds three needles. I used an old foam paint brush handle and drilled three holes in the top. It was really tricky to get the holes to go in straight!|
|Bad photo, sorry. Point and shoots are sometimes hard to focus. After I got the needles into the holes and even, I mixed up a little more putty and put it around the tip of the handle and between the needles for a little more stability and security.|
|My first project with my new homemade tools!|
Here's the link so you can make your own needle felted lamb:
Make Your Own Needle Felted Sheep
Vet2Be decided that needle felting looked fun. After all, it involves wool AND sharp, pointy tools! Just like a boy..... gotta be creative..... but it's gotta be a little dangerous!