Barbara Reiter's Profile

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I discovered needle felting and found I had a gift for this craft and enjoy doing this very much. Especially during the long winter months. Needle felting is an ancient art form dating back as far as 6800 BC. Sculptures vary in size and each are unique. Needle felting, is a labor-intensive process that involves painstakingly shaping and punching wool roving with a sharp needle hundreds (maybe thousands) of times to create dense felt shapes. Each piece takes many hours to complete and thousands of stabs with the felting needle. Most wool used is from my own sheep. We raise Shetland and Targhee sheep. There are no patterns, thread or sewing involved. Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. My inspirations come from our farm critters and the nature surrounding our home, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
I hope you enjoy my little creations.

  • Female
  • Born on September 22
  • Joined November 12, 2011

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About

I discovered needle felting and found I had a gift for this craft and enjoy doing this very much. Especially during the long winter months. Needle felting is an ancient art form dating back as far as 6800 BC. Sculptures vary in size and each are unique. Needle felting, is a labor-intensive process that involves painstakingly shaping and punching wool roving with a sharp needle hundreds (maybe thousands) of times to create dense felt shapes. Each piece takes many hours to complete and thousands of stabs with the felting needle. Most wool used is from my own sheep. We raise Shetland and Targhee sheep. There are no patterns, thread or sewing involved. Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. My inspirations come from our farm critters and the nature surrounding our home, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
I hope you enjoy my little creations.

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