Turning Wool Fibers
A Division of
How to Needle Felt - The
Dry Method - Needle Felting Technique
The charm of needle felting
is rather simple and can be fun and addicting. Fibers can turn into
flat or 3D sculptures and projects.
For any needle-felting
project you will need: felting wool, a felting needle, and a foam mat.
Start by taking a small amount of wool fiber and make a loose ball.
Place it on the foam and
gently poke it a few times with your felting needle. Be careful not to
poke too hard as these needles can easily snap or break. You want to use
the tip of the needle, poke it in the fibers and into the mat and pull it
out all the way using an up and down method. Pull the needle out the same
way it went in. The tiny barbs on the needle will catch some fibers as you
are poking the wool and make felt. Be very careful not to poke your
fingers or hands. It hurts! In fact it hurts much more than a sewing
needle. (I know.)
Continue working the felt
and with the felting needle, adding more wool fiber until you have created
the shape and size you want.
Adding other shapes and
pieces of yarn is just as easy. Simply place the yarn or different color
fiber on the project and begin using your needle poking them in place.
Once you get the hang of
this you can make felt projects of just about anything!