Hessian - large piece for needle felt pictures, motifs, bunting
A large size (approx 45x70cm, 12oz) piece of hessian, ideal for creating pictures, cutting up for needle felt bunting, card making and lots more, such as the felting mat below.
Make your own felting mat using hessian:
This is also great for making your own felting mat filled with rice or wheat. Sew a pouch or sack of a size to your liking, fill with rice or wheat grains so that you have a thickness of about 5-6cm. Sew up the open part and use this as a mat to felt on. This is a great way to be environmentally friendly and have a mat that lasts forever. If you fill it with wheat, you could even use it a heat cushion when your neck hurts after all the needle felting.
Some people like to double up the hessian but we have found it works well just as a single layer as the weave is too small for grains to pop out.
The only reason why we don't sell these bags ready filled, is because they weigh a lot and by using food we get involved in a whole new area that we are not equipped for.