Felting How To’s

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Holiday Needle Felting Class!

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Award winning felt artist Kimberly Clare will be teaching you how to build a snowman in this holiday themed class! Join us on December 13th in Grandville Michigan for this wonderful opportunity. Register...

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Felting with Cat Hair

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Okay, as crazy as it sounds, this is actually a really cool concept.  Perfect for introducing kids to the art of felting “Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat” is a wonderful book to get them started. Written by Kaori Tsutaya and translated to english by Amy Hirschman; it covers a wide and fun variety of projects that you can finish in no time flat. A close friend of mine got this book for their daughter this past Christmas and I have never heard of a kid taking to something so fast. They would create little felted animals while listening to music. ...

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Needle Felting Figures

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One of the biggest things you need to know when needle felting a figure like a person, animal or object is you need a solid foundation to hold all the felt together where it’s supposed to be (and stay). The best way to do that that offers a flexible solution is using a wire frame. Making the frames is fun, it takes a little research in the object you will be creating – and it takes some patience too, as keeping the proportions right will make for a better figurine. One of the best videos we have seen covering this topic is by GypsyFelting (please visit her channel on Youtube.com...

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Wool Felt Slippers

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Wool Felt Slippers

I woke up this morning and it was FREEZING! I went to grab my slippers from the winter bin that we pulled out of storage the other day and realized that as much as I love felting – I don’t own a pair of felted slippers!!! So, this weeks project is one that I think will bring warmth to you (literally) in a cozy way. Felted slippers takes the basic principals of wet felting, then using forms or molds creates a wearable piece of art. Remember – after you wet felt your project to your specifications, it’s easy to add personal touches, embellishments and character with a...

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Felt Beads

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Felt Beads

So this whole “wool” thing is pretty amazing.  From making something you can wear like hats and clothing, you can also make your own felt jewelry in the form of beads.  This process is a form of wet felting, using warm water to help mold the fibers into each other.  You can do something as simple as felting balls in any size – smaller ones for beads.  We highly suggest that you have fun with it too by mixing fiber colors into your designs.  Start with your base color(s) and when you have the ball/bead to almost the size you want, lightly wrap your ball with fine strips...

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Thanksgiving Felted Pins & Brooches

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Thanksgiving Felted Pins & Brooches

This project is similar to our cookie cutter tutorial that you can find here. Most of us love to be the source of holiday cheer. We enjoy making others happy through our friendliness, caring and gifts. This idea is just fun to do and keeping with the holiday atmosphere is always a perk. We get the question all the time, “What do I do with all these small felting projects?” and the answer is simple – make them into jewelry! Felt brooches are not a new idea, but they sure are a contagious idea! To start you will need to gather some supplies. Most can be found...

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How to Needle Felt Eyeballs

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So today is Halloween, a time to get out your masks, march around the streets and yell those infamous words “TRICK OR TREAT!!!” So much fun! As an extra spooky felting project we thought we would show you one of Etsy’s tutorials on needle felting EYEBALLS!!! Now, we have covered needle felting before on our site (links below), so the basic premise is the same. Gather your wool or fiber. In this case you will want some white roving as the base, black wool roving as the center of the eye and your choice of color for the iris of the eye. We also suggest having skinny strips of...

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Needle Felted Rabbits

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Oh my gosh, these things are so cute!  Sweetorials on YouTube put this together.  This fun project takes the principles of needle felting a typical ball, then adding some of the cute bunny features.  Something to think about, have fun with projects like these.  How big are the eyes, are they winking at you?  Could you do something fun and exciting like smiley faces, bunny teeth?  Maybe chewing a carrot?  Regardless, needle felting a rabbit is a great way to spend an hour or so. Needle Felted Rabbits Needle Felting Supplies Related articles How to Make a Needle-Felted Mushroom How...

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Needle Felting With Cookie Cutters

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The world of felting is so expansive, so imaginative and so much fun, it’s hard to think why anyone wouldn’t want to try it! Did you know that with a little fiber, a cookie cutter and some time – you can create great pieces of wool fabric with ease! The directions are simple: Plan ahead: It’s a good idea to trace your cookie cutter on a piece of paper, have some crayons or colored pencils ready and start designing your trace. Felting: Next, gather your roving in all the colors you will need. Place your cookie cutter on your felting matte, sponge or brush and add your...

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Child Felting Ideas | Create A Turkey Out Of Felt

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you may be looking for some fun activities to do with your kids or grandkids.  Making turkeys out of felt is a great idea.  Though this isn’t a traditional felting project (creating the heavy material out of wool or other fibers), this project is just plain fun to do.  DIYMary has a great youtube channel and she does an amazing job at walking you through this process.  Please subscribe to her channel on youtube, you won’t regret it.  As you’re doing this project, you can always think outside of the realm and make anything you...

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