Needle Felting is one way to use up that wool stash!
What is Needle Felting?
It is a fiber art that creates felt without the use of water.
Using a barbed needle, wool fibers are tangled together by a continuous jabbing of the needle into the wool fiber.
You just need a few tools to get started:
It is a great project for children, you just have to be careful because those needles are SHARP (ouch).
For a beginner project, you can start out using a cookie cutter for a pattern. When we teach classes, that is typically what we use. (great ornaments)
You can work your way up to sculpting three dimensional projects.
I will be honest, I do not have the flair for making anything but "simple". I have a friend, on the other hand, who is amazing at it. They raise sheep as well, and when you have sheep, you have wool and this has been a great artistic outlet for her.
This was her second felted wool project, which started out with a simple cookie cutter
She quickly moved onto more complicated projects...
Embellishments, ornaments, and felted figurines are just a few things you can create with needle felting.