Ladybug – Needle Felting Complete Timelapse
Another timelapse video – see how I needle felt a ladybug. This is a great project for beginners.
Waldorf Nativity Set – Take 1
Needle felted Waldorf Nativity set. This is the first set I made. I shortly made another one – and shot a video of it – see the following posts.
Felt Goat Toy – Video Tutorial and Felt Pattern
This is a video tutorial on how to make a stuffed goat from felt. It is a fairly easy project, suitable for beginner craftspeople, and it makes a nice and durable toy for kids too. Enjoy and do share your feedback!
Needle Felting a Pumpkin – video tutorial
Here comes another tutorial. This one is more beginner-oriented and it’s on how to needle felt a pumpkin.
Needle Felting Tutorial – Barn Swallow Bird
Here is another video tutorial on how to make a swallow bird.
Needle felted swallow bird
I recently felted a little swallow bird. She is about 6″ high.
Here is a link to a video tutorial that shows the creation process.
Needle felted animals
Here’s a group photo of our small needle felted wood creatures.
Needle felted hedgehog
Hi there! I’m a little (7″) hedgehog, made all from natural wool felt. Do you like my new sweater?
Needle felted bunny
Needle felted bunny toy, about 7″ high.
Tutorial – Needle Felted Easter Eggs
In this tutorial we are going to learn needle felting Easter eggs like the above.
For this project you will need:
- Felting needles (36 triangle, 40 triangle, 38 star)
- Special foam (for more resistance)
- 100% sheep wool (I prefer using plain wool batting for the inside of the egg and colorful wool roving for the outside).
- Carder for mixing the wool roving fibers
Roll the wool into a firm egg shape. For that hold the wool tight when rolling.
Use 36 triangle needles for initial deep felting and needle felt the shape until it’s firm and egg-like.
Use the carder to mix the wool roving, otherwise it won’t felt well because of long fibers.
Wrap the egg in the mixed wool roving and start felting. Use 36 triangle needle first.
As the fibers become denser you need to change your 36 triangle needle to 38 star.
Now it’s time to “polish” your egg. What I mean by polishing is to take fine needles (40 triangle) and needle-felt every square millimeter until your surface is smooth and firm.
That’s it, you are done! You now should have a colorful needle felted egg, which you can use as a decoration for your Easter or a gift. I recommend making multiple eggs as they look nice together in a basket.
Tutorial – Needle felted mushroom house – Part 2
This is Part 2 of the tutorial. Part 1 is here.
Take a piece of plain batting and start needle felting adding more wool as needed.
Round the edges as you go. You need to get a circular shape for the cap.
Add more wool in the middle and leave the edges thinner.
Remember to needle felt both sides.
You should get a nice round cap with flat bottom and round top.
After the cap is done, attach it to the stem by needle felting the lose part of the stem tube to it.
Start from the part that is closer to the stem and slowly move outside:
Here is what you should get in after attaching the cap:
Add some colored wool to the top of the mushroom. I’ve mixed some brown and beige and added some dark brown in the center of the cap.
Tip: You can mix colors with a hand carder.
I also felted a brown cylinder and attached it to the top of the cap as an attic.
You can now add detail to the house to decorate it as you wish.
What I’ve done with this one – I’ve added a chimney (you have to make a separate cylinder for this with one lose end for attaching it).
Felted flowers to the walls with some colored wool and back stitching mouline thread.
Also added an attic window using a felt sheet and some smoke coming from the chimney.
Kids love these mushroom houses for imaginative play. It’s a time consuming..
Needle felted hedgehog
Needle felted hedgehog, about 6″ long.
Needle felted teddy bear
My first needle felted teddy bear. About 6″ high.
Felt Christmas Ornaments
Some Christmas tree ornaments from felt.
Felt Christmas ornaments
Some more Christmas felt ornaments.
Colorful felt kids purses
Some colorful purses I made for kids. They are fairly small, something like 3×5 inches.
Needle felted King and Queen Winter
Needle felted King Winter and Queen Winter. King is about 11″ and queen is about 8″ high.
Needle felted Santa
Yet another needle felted Santa. He is about 8″ high.
Needle felted Santa and deer
Christmas always brings some good inspiration. Presents are on their way!
The Santa is about 10″ high.
A couple of felt peg dolls
I love making peg dolls for kids. Here are little (4″) felt Red riding hood and Santa.