I looked at my 'to do' list this morning and realised that 'try out needle felting tools' and 'make kindle cover' could be combined. Shame it couldn't also be combined with 'attend basic sewing skills workshop' but you can't have everything can you?
The applique method of needle felting is simply punching the needle tool gently down on top of the wool into the felt below, using a brush mat underneath. 100% wool works best apparently so I used Freedom Spirit in DK weight. You can also use merino tops (see previous post) My felted base fabric was a 'shrunk in the wash' cardigan.
I think there'll be other felty projects in the pipeline. I'm not finished with that cardigan yet!