Needle felting is the process of creating sculptures from wool fibers, using barbed felting needles.
This course is designed for beginners and aspiring needle felting artists. After completing it you will be very comfortable felting on your own.
I will reveal multiple secret tips and tricks as we progress through the course, which will take your creations to the next level.
The course has three sections:
Tools & Materials - first, I will cover tools and materials used in needle felting so that you know exactly what to shop for.
Practice projects - this is the main section of the course, where we do five practice projects together to build and improve your felting skills.
Bonuses - I am planning to use this section to enhance the course by adding materials to cover questions from the Q & A
I have been doing needle felting for over 5 years now, and in this course I cover everything that I wish I knew when I was just starting out. Going through this course will save you both time and money, and you will get more satisfaction from the process of felting and results.
In this lecture we learn about various types of wool - which ones are more suitable for needle felting and why.
Next we go over different types of felting needles.
In this lecture we talk about felting mats.
This lecture provides an overview of additional tools, accessories and materials which can come in handy in needle felting.
In this lecture we will learn the basics by needle felting balls and decorating them. Make a few of those and create a bracelet or a necklace.
In this practice project we will create a mushroom. We get a bit more sophisticated by learning how to layer wool and create smooth surfaces. We also learn how to attach parts to each other.
Part 2 of the mushroom project.
During this practice project we continue learning about sculpting with wool. We learn a bit more fundamentals by making a gnome hat.
Knowing how to handle flat shapes is essential. In this project we practice that by creating a butterfly.
Final project of the course! In this lecture we learn to make bendy dolls using pipe cleaners and wool roving.
Part 2 of the Bendy Doll project.
This is a complete timelapse footage that shows me making a sheep. I have a shorter cut version of this on YouTube, but in this course I feature the full process.
Part 2 of the Sheep tutorial.
I am a felt artist living in Toronto, Canada.
Working with felt is my passion. I have always wanted to become an artist – have always loved both painting and sculpture – and I found my artistic expression in working with felt and needles. When I’m using a needle, it feels like I’m putting strokes with a brush, or making dents with a sculpting hammer.
I have a 6-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter and I love being a mom. I have created lots of felt toys for my kids and my friends’ kids. Also, I like that I can both work and be with my kids at the same time. Usually, my kids are the first people to give me feedback about my creations.