I couldn't help myself - I just had to answer the question "What if"? What if I embellished my nuno felted scarf from the previous post with some yarn? I just happened to have this great ball of fuzzy, multicolored yarn that I thought would go well the teal and yellow in my scarf. Isn't it scrumptious?
Instead of stitching, I wanted to see if I could attach it with another form of felting - hand needle felting. In needle felting, sharp, barbed needles are used to push the fibers from a top layer through the fibers of the bottom layer. There are machines that do this but I only have the hand version - a group of 3 needles, shown here.
I place the yarn on the scarf and push the needles in and out, forcing the yarn fibers through the scarf. My base is something like a big overturned brush, which allows me to push the needles down through the scarf.
And here's the result. The yarn is firmly attached with no stitching and the silk 'frilled' even more.
Here's the back side. I won't say 'wrong' side, because I think it looks just as interesting as the front, just in a different way.
I think I like the answer to my "What if?" question!