Make A Realistic & Adorable Needle Felt Schnauzer!
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Make A Realistic & Adorable Needle Felt Schnauzer!

The time's come to go BIG and BOLD. To push your needle felting to a new level of INCREDIBLE with this REALISTIC MODEL!
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Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You learn all the skills to continue to make 3D needle felt wired models.
  • You can adapt the model you make to make any breed of dog.
  • Basic needle felt tools, including; a sponge to work on, a few needle triangular felting needles, florist wire (or bendy craft wire), steel weighting (optional) and a variety of grey coloured wools.
  • All equipment is listed in the course and you can adapt the model to suit the colours of wool you have.
  • No skills are required - it's a simple step by step process suitable for the beginner needle felter or those with some experience.

It's time to go Schnauzer

This is the DOOZY of all needle felt dog models and I’m going to show you exactly how to make it – step by step, no unnecessary fluff [pun ABSOLUTELY intended], just honest tips and plenty of ‘how to’ from me. 

Why a Schnauzer? 

Because who doesn't loves a Schnauzer? 

It’s a go to dog in my needle felting workshops because there’s just so much character that you can add and great techniques that take your needle felting to the next level.

A few reasons you should be hot footing it to the BUY NOW button. 

  • it’s big

  • it’s hairy

  • it’s weighted 

  • It’s detailed 

  • It’s skilful

  • It's adorable 

  • It's so realistic!

You’ll end up with a model that you’re SO happy with, SO professional, that heck you might just take it up as a full time profession (it's not a bad job to have)

When you felt along with me. I’ll show you EVERY little felting move I know. 

Nothing is kept from you and you’ll be learning on the job – so even if you’re new to felting you just need to do what I do.

There are no expectations of experience or skill. This is the same techniques I teach beginners in person who come to my own workshops  - all it needs is patience and the ability to follow what I do.

Each chapter is broken down into easy manageable videos.

NEVER MORE than 20 minutes long.

Because you’re going to need to be taking regular breaks which is good for your shoulders, arms and neck (I mention this quite a bit!) and you can pick up easily where you left off. 

There are no secrets here!

It’s not difficult when you know how. And this course is full of my own tips and experience of YEARS of making detailed and lifelike needle felt dogs for happy customers – and now it’s my turn to share that with you!

Just so that we are on the same page ...


  • Are a beginner or have some experience and are looking for a comprehensive and detailed series of tutorials that don’t keep the juicy tips of 'how to' a secret from you!

  • Have ever wondered how I get the tricky and hard to achieve but much loved character into your very own felt dog models.

  • LOVE making needle felt dogs and are looking to take your work to the next level.

  • Have always wanted to attend one of my dog workshops, but live too far away

  • Secretly think it’s WAY TOO SOON to try anything as complicated as a dog!

 It’s never too soon to learn the advanced techniques which you might be putting off.

I’m going to show you how to do everything from start to finish, so that you can learn skills that’ll help you progress your felting to the next level.

Just FYI - while this is a model of a Schnauzer you can easily adapt it to make whatever breed you like. It would translate well into lots of other breeds.

Don’t forget that it’s the techniques in these videos that will help you progress.

And once you have this course you can follow along and adapt it as you need.


This is what Elaine from Worcester says about my tutorials 

“The tutorials are so great and easy to follow - it's like having Sophie sat next to me! My ability has improved so much and I am confident to tackle much more adventurous projects now" 

Thanks Elaine! 


  • How I tackle 3D wire work in a REALLY EASY way so that your model can be positioned with confidence and will be sturdy and strong.

  • Learn the basics about body shaping, proportion and how to get a realistic shape to your model – what to do and what to avoid.

  • How to add realistic character to your dogs faces, with eyebrows, cheeks and making sure it’s head’s the right shape.

  • Advice on choosing colours and making hair plugs out of wool to get the perfect longer look fur and professional look to your work.

  • Basically me talking you through EVERY STEP of my process so that you can complete your own model with confidence and be SUPER HAPPY with the result!

I’m not going to lie. This is an investment of your time. 

For the love of Schnauzers - it's TEN hours long! 

But don’t let that put you off because of the way it’s broken down it’s easy to follow and won’t feel like a slog if you approach it in a sensible way (ie don’t try and do it one sitting).

But it’s worth EVERY minute – even the bit when during the ear video a kids party in the house next door spills out into the street – YES it IS as noisy as you can imagine – but I soldier on! And fortunately it’s only short lived.

So with all that said, and if I haven’t put you off completely yet then it’s time to step up and make this great model. 

If you're ready to start making dogs like a pro - then do't wait any longer. 

I'll see you on the inside.

Happy Felting!


Sophie Wheatley

All Things Felt & Beautiful

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in the craft of needle felting! Suitable for complete beginners and also for those who can needle felt. It's a complete step-by-step course and not as difficult as you might think - it's just a matter of following along.
  • I give plenty of advice and there is no skipping sections - every part of the model is included.
Course content
Expand 45 lectures 09:56:40
+ Introduction
45 lectures 09:56:40
Additional wools you could use
Bend and cover the first body wire
Add wool to shape the body
Add weight to the body
Final core body shaping
Attaching wire for the front legs
Covering the wire front legs with wool
Attaching the back legs & covering
A quick shape up! Adding wool to shape the body
Starting on the head
Adding shape to the head and face
Basic Ears
Neck shaping
Making a tail
The coloured wools we'll be using
Adding coloured wool to the head
Face detail Part 1
Face detail Part 2
Face detail Part 3
Adding the beard
Beard detail Part 1
Beard detail Part 2
Colouring in the ears Part 1
Colouring the ears Part 2
Covering the body: the back (part 1)
Covering the body: the tummy
Covering the body: back legs
Front legs Part 1
Front legs Part 2
Front legs Part 3
Adding colour to the tail
Adding glass eyes on wire rods
Covering the body: the back (part 2)
Covering the body: the back (part 3)
Covering the chest
Adding long hair to the chest
Covering the body: the back (part 4)
Paw pads
Ear accents
Extra beard detail
Finishing off the legs
A final word from me