I just bought my first set of needles and I plan to start some felting. Going to put a face on a Pachimari.
Needle felting is done by repeatably stabbing felt or roving to tangle fibers. There is risk with those repetitive motions. Now, I have seen tutorials, like this one that created a felted purse, that used a foam pad or brush as a work surface. That seems fine and dandy but what about smaller things?
It is very tempting to pick up the work and use my hands for more control but I am not likely the idea of stabbing myself. Is using the foam pads and/or brushes the only way to accomplish this? If I wanted to make something small like a mushroom...
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Even if I am wrong about how to do felting on that scale my question still stands. What safety precautions should I observe while needle felting?