I've been thinking about adding tiny wisps
of fiber to some of my art work.
I do have a wonderful embellishing machine,
but the thought struck me that
using it would be overkill
for the desired effect,
and I also might just get carried away
and do too much embellishing.
So I purchased this handy little needle felting tool
and tried it out on some chiffon.
To the left of the tool is a bit of wool roving.
Now to the left is a bit of my hand-dyed silk chiffon.
I love how much control I have when I use this little tool.
And I think the wispy effect is great -
just what I wanted to achieve!
Above I've added some wool curls.
I had to thin them down so as not to break the needles in the tool.
But they turned out to be very delicate as well.
The last bit that I felted into the chiffon is a piece of sari silk.
I was afraid it would be too sturdy to work,
but it behaved beautifully.
I think this little gadget is a good tool
for future use.