Like most crafty people, I like to craft in multiple ways... and one of my favorites is needle felting! When I met the ladies from Going Gnome, I fell in love with their adorable needle felting kits immediately. They gave me one to review, and I finally got the chance to sit down with it last week. Here is my review of Going Gnome needle felting kits!
First thought - squee!! The kits at Going Gnome are the cutest. The Going Gnome shop is located in Housatonic, Massachusetts, and they sell all sorts of fantastic needle felting kits, supplies, and "Gnomes to Go." It sounds so dreamy! Luckily for the rest of us, they are also online - CLICK HERE to check out their shop! I love what they say on their About page: "Going Gnome, the combination of the natural world and fantasy, was the next logical step in our growing enterprise. We both enjoy the whimsical quality of the kits we make, and they keep selling! People keep sending us pictures of their creations, what a feeling, to share something we feel passionately about with others." Love that attitude!
You just want to reach out and squeeze them! And make them of course. If you haven't needle felted before, it's easier than you think. I took a class on needle felting a couple years ago, and was amazed how easy it was! Like... shocked!
It's literally two steps: roll your wool, tight as you can, into something close to the shape you want... then poke at it with the felting needle until it stays the shape you want. Voila! I know, when I first got interested in needle felting, I thought there HAS to be more to it too. Nope. That's it. Just keep poking and pinching and playing until you get the look you want! Wanna stick two pieces together? Put one on top of the other and start poking!
Needle felting is fun, creative, and frankly... great for getting out all the "stabbies!" (We all have those days, right?) And the kits from Going Gnome have everything you need to get started - the needles, the wool, and the instructions! The only other item I'd recommend to start out with needle felting is some sort of pad to hold the work against as you poke at it - and a folded towel should work just fine (then, if you find you like needle felting and want to do more, you can get a needle felting pad just for the purpose).
So what did I make? I got to make the Rock Monster! Inside the kit I found the instructions, the wool, and 2 needles:
I made the Rock Monster in just one evening, and it was so much fun! Each needle felted creation is unique, and here's how my guy turned out:
It's so easy to customize your creations with needle felting, and this kit from Going Gnome had more than enough wool to give my Rock Monster his own unique look!
So, gnomes, mushroom houses, rock monsters, foxes, hedgehogs, owls, Santas... are you ready to settle in for a lovely evening of stress relief crafting? I can't wait to make another project myself - I keep eyeing all my leftover bits to ponder new tiny creatures! If you'd like to try a Going Gnome needle felting kit, then click on GOING GNOME - and be sure to use the code moogly for FREE shipping, all through February 2017! Thank you to Melissa and Jen for offering this special deal for Moogly readers!
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