Here is another needle felting video. This time I’m making sheep and using natural curly wool. Enjoy!
Here’s another video tutorial on how to needle felt a pregnant lady doll.
A video tutorial on needle felting an owl.
The purpose of this post is to save time and money for beginner needle felting artisans. Here I maintain a list of tools and materials I use.
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.
I am so excited to post my first video tutorial on YouTube today! Thanks to my lovely hubby for the music for the video.
Please provide feedback so that I can make consequent tutorials better.
Here’s a group photo of our small needle felted wood creatures.
Hi there! I’m a little (7″) hedgehog, made all from natural wool felt. Do you like my new sweater?
Needle felted bunny toy, about 7″ high.
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..
In this tutorial I will show how to needle felt a mushroom house like the one above.
What you will need for this project:
- Felting needles – 38 star, 36 triangle, 38 triangle
- Felting mat
- A couple of colored felt sheets for decoration (the rug and the windows)
- Mouline thread for stitching
- Bead for door handle
- Plain corriedale wool batting for the base
- Colored merino wool for the top and decoration
Part 1 – Stem
We start by felting the walls of the mushroom stem. Put some wool batting in layers and needle felt it with 36 triangle needles.
Tip: Use multiple needles. You can hold a few needles together. I use a 6 needle holder – it speeds up the process.
Don’t forget to flip the wool all the time while felting. Otherwise it will stick to the mat.
Add layers of wool until you feel that the wall will be thick and firm enough for the house to stand. Mostly needle felt in the middle part and leave the edges loose. We will use the edges to make a stem tube out of the wall, and also attach the mushroom cap.
When you have felted the wall (it needs to be flat from both sides), attach the edges to form a tube:
Needle felt it until you don’t see the seam. You should turn the tube inside-out a few times to do this. You should get a nice tube with smooth walls at the end.
Start closing one end of the tube to form a floor. You can add more wool if you get any holes.
Don’t forget to needle felt the inside part also.
My first needle felted teddy bear. About 6″ high.
Some Christmas tree ornaments from felt.
Some more Christmas felt ornaments.
Some colorful purses I made for kids. They are fairly small, something like 3×5 inches.
Needle felted King Winter and Queen Winter. King is about 11″ and queen is about 8″ high.
Yet another needle felted Santa. He is about 8″ high.
Once upon a time…
Another Christmas-inspired miniature. Needle-felted gnome and armchair with a felt Christmas tree. I printed and glued together a tiny book for this project.
This composition is about 6″ high.
Christmas always brings some good inspiration. Presents are on their way!
The Santa is about 10″ high.
This composition features a needle felted snowman with a felt house and a Christmas tree. I wanted to make some Christmas-related composition with felt.
The snowman is about 6″ high.