This week, the Needlefelt Challenge was to use a different backing.
I tried to work with angelwire paper. The first sample uses a rather thin and soft green angelwire paper, with wool rovings and cotton yarn snippets. It is very easy to work with, as long as you don't stay too long in the same spot. (If you do, the paper tends to tear.) In the second sample, I used a somewhat stiffer orange angelwire, with fabric scraps and a very thin layer of wool rovings on top.
I found that the thinner paper is much nicer to work with, and also much stronger than I thought it would be.