Needle Felting

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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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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Felt a Christmas Ornament

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Kris and Kim of DIY Dish do this great tutorial on how to needle felt a Christmas Ornament! These gals are a hoot! Now this Christmas Pillow project is great, because it teaches you how to use needle felting techniques and incorporate them directly onto fabric and create a great gift or decoration to get into the holiday spirit. Make sure to jump below the video and find whatever materials or supplies you may need to finish this project up. Have fun felting! Needle Felting Supplies Purchasing from www.howtofelt.com’s affiliate store helps support this website’s staff and...

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How To Needle Felt A Snowman

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The Holiday season is upon us and home made gifts are a GREAT way to tell people you love them; and if you can give something that you love to do, then all the better!  Melody Shin of HandwordTV.com created this awesome How to Needle Felt A Snowman video tutorial that explains the process awesomely! Melody is a fantastic teacher, be sure to visit her site for more information. Felting Christmas Ornaments is an all around great way to bring in some Holiday cheer.  Best part is, you can do it with friends or family.  Remember to be careful when needle felting, those puppies are...

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How to make felted pumpkin

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It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turned, the crisp fall air is coming and the pumpkins are a nice shade of orange! In the spirit of the fall season Judy Coates Perez has created this awesome felted pumpkin tutorial! Judy is a seasoned feltress and does a phenomenal job walking you through the process. Jump over to her site to get more great felting tips and tutorials! How to Make A Needle Felted Pumpkin Needle Felting Supplies Purchasing from www.howtofelt.com’s affiliate store helps support this website’s staff and...

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Needle Felting Tutorials & Videos | Beth Stone

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The very talented Beth Stone of www.bethstonestudio.com put together this fantastic needle felting tutorial. Her 7 videos hit the basic forms of needle felting, including how to shape the wool your working with while you firm up the fibers with the needle you poke with; in this case a felted teddy bear! We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did. Beth does a phenomenal job! Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 1 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 2 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 3 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 4 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear Part 5 Needle Felting a Teddy Bear...

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