Then, 2 years ago, I bought a needle felting machine and I have made precious little with it apart from copying a couple of landscapes. This one is made on a double background layer of felt with cotton batting on top. It is very strong and stable.
Needle felted landscape
I started to pull tufts of wool from the tops and mixed the fibres together under the needles of the felting machine without any backing fabric. I continued to add more fibres and pound them together to make felt which was surprisingly easy. From the sequence below you will see that there was no attention to what colour goes where, it was all totally random.
Felt detail RS
Felt detail WS