FEAR OF FAILURE
When you are thinking"I've failed", simply switch the phrase to 'I've learned' and observe how your self-doubt disappears. Change the attitude that makes you overly critical of you is perhaps the most significant aspect you'll learn when you learn the latest techniques, but as well in other areas of our lives.
FEAR OF WHAT OTHERS WILL THINK
Another concern is about what other people will think and, in reality, they'll likely be awestruck by your ability to master something new. If not, the issue is most likely their confidence in themselves and inability to attempt something new. Do you think about who you're doing this to serve? The answer is always you! If you're struggling, make sure you don't display your work to anyone until you're confident, and only then at all if that's what you are feeling. It's just solely for yourself and not anyone other than you. Eventually you'll find yourself who want to see you create something for them, or better, trying yourself.
THE MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRAFTS
Anxiety, loneliness, and depression are never more common than in the present society. And with an excellent reason: a global pandemic, climate changes and rising costs and job security, anxiety for our children, concern for those around us and without stopping... However, amid all of that, the globe is full of wonderful individuals and creativity. If we simply arranged for to do some crafting regularly, things will be more peaceful more grounded, secure. If it's only for the times you're involved in something that takes your mind away from the everyday stresses and strains, it can enable you to get through your day with a more relaxed mood. If you are not needle-felting, then you could be using a sewing machine, jigsaw or gardening, growing your own houseplants knitting, reading, color by numbers, really everything that demands your full focus. While it is difficult, it's vital to find a moment to be focused on yourself, even if it's just for an hour. It is also extremely portable, so if you're unable to find a peaceful place or your household isn't letting you be, I've often discovered the toilet to be a great alternative. As I mentioned, needle felting is incredibly mobile
READY TO START NEEDLE FELTING NOW?
Let's get going. The tutorial video below is an introduction to making an extremely simple shape that will eventually become the most essential method you'll learn as you begin needle felting. The shape can be created in just 5-10 minutes, and can serve as the structure or scaffolding for what will follow in your work. My tutorials are in an informal and will be the closest experience to taking one of my live classes. Speed and simplicity are the mainstays of all my tutorials. I'm always searching for innovative techniques that can help you to increase your needle felting abilities, as well as provide you with enough confidence that you can fall with needle felting like I have. I have provided links to the playlist that will show you how to make mouse, hares badgers, foxes, foxes Gnomes, and a myriad of other creatures to name, effortlessly. It is all you have to do is be eager and determined to learn.