Needle felting help?
I recently saw adorable little bats which were "needle felted", and I would love to find out how to needle felt, as I have an idea to make a tiny model of my dog this way.
Does anyone know where I could find an easy to follow tutorial for needle felting, and tell me what tools or equipment i would need?
Thanks, I'm sure there's some crafty members of CO&K who can help
I needle felt a little bit! It is fun and i wish i had more time for it I have made some beads and a few animals. There is a book called, Fleece Dog, that was really helpful to me and has lots of different dogs to make. here is the website for the artist Sinco http://fleecedog.com/index.html basically you take wool roving and stab in thousands of time with a special barbed needle. Be careful! stabbing yourself with a felting needle hurts 10x more then when you stab yourself with a sewing needle! Have fun! now i want to go needle felt something too....
Im a fan of wet felting,but I did try needle felting a few times.I think you should start by making a flower or some beads.Anything thats easy and with less details.
By the way,did you see this site?
Thanks for the links, Heather and Vioetta, loads of inspiration there! Just need to find some equipment by mail order now and get started!
Heather, your felted dog is adorable!!!!
I really enjoy needle felting.I watched alot of videos on you tube and found lots of sites with great ideas.My favorite that I have made are my cashmere booties, I washed the wool and carded it and dyed it with kool aid and made them .I tried wet felting first, but I dont seem to be good at that , so I went to dry felting and got them done.
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