Posted by Debbie on May 06, 2014
New to needle felting? Well by now you've probably poked yourself and drawn blood more than once, and it's probably safe to assume you've broken at least one needle. Welcome to the club! Today I share some tips that will help you avoid needle breakage and self-inflicted needle felting pain.
It's important to know that the tip of a needle felting needle is thin and inherently brittle. It's a needle felting fact that, just like unexpectedly jabbing yourself, needle breakage happens. Here are some basics which when followed help reduce breakage and sudden gasps of surprise while felting.
Any other tips? Feel free to share them below.
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