Are you scared of Merino Wool?
Before now I had been too scared to try & use Merino for any of my Needle Felt Sculpture. I was a die-hard Romney Wool fan & thought that Merino Wool would be too fine & slow to use for dry felting. I’ve read so many good things about Merino, but then so many needle felters complain about how difficult it is to work with.
I think I was bored a few months back, running low on wool & decided to order a small batch of the Merino to experiment with later. I’ve avoided it, but last week it was conveniently sitting on top of my wool stash & I grabbed some. Boy am I glad I did! It’s amazing….
So many needle felted sculptures are so detailed & I’ve always wanted to achieve that amount of fine detailing, but thought I was doing something wrong. Come to find out that it was simply the wool I was using! Romney isn’t fine enough to get really precise detail, but Merino is. Not sure it’s for everyone, but step outta your comfort zone & try something new. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results!
I’m in love…
Now just gotta get down to painting him grey!