July 7, 2022 - Lynda Needle Felting
a Picture and a Polar Bear
I received a phone call from Lynda Engeseth one day in June 2022. She said that I was highly recommended as a teacher and she wanted to learn how to Needle Felt. Since people were still getting Covid, I had my brilliant Grandson, Gedalya, fix my computer so I could teach classes using Zoom.
I taught Lynda two times - June 18th and 25th, 2022 using Zoom. Since my husband and I had four Covid inoculations including two booster shots our doctor said we should live our lives which made me so happy since I had been teaching at my home studio for a long time and stopped when Covid started.
So, Lynda came to my home on July 16, 2022 wearing her mask and showed me that she had taken the Covid test that proved that she was healthy. We both took our masks off and I started to teach her needle felting.
Lynda now comes to my home every Saturday at 2 P.M. for classes in needle felting and anything else that she would like to learn. She is a wonderful student and I look forward to seeing and teaching her each week.
I went onto the website called www.livingfelt.com and decided to order a needle felting kit called "2D Landscape-Hidden Lake" where you needle felt a picture and then put it into an embroidery hoop. I had created two a while ago. I mentioned it to Lynda and she ordered one too. We used this for her first lesson.
Below are pictures of Lynda creating her picture, step-by-step. I added two pictures that I created and three pictures of Lynda
needle felting her polar bear. - Maurine.
Lynda is starting to needle felt the
scene from the kit that she purchased.
She's a happy student and is
making progress on her picture.
Needle felting takes time. You have to needle felt very slowly
and make sure your fingers do not get stuck with this very
sharp needle. Neither the needle nor the fleece are sterile.
Lynda is holding her felting needle very carefully for this picture.
Progress is made but now she has to carefully finish
needle felting her picture and trim anything that is
needed so the finished piece will look amazing.
Perfect picture. It is now in a hoop and
is ready to hang on her wall at home.
Maurine's two needle felted pictures.
July 30, 2022 - Lynda beginning
her needle felted polar bear.
August 6, 2022 - Lynda is happy
with her needle felted polar bear.
August 6, 2022 - Close-up of
Lynda's needle felted bear.
Below are three pictures showing Lynda working on a needle felted Polar Bear.