Needle Felting Essentials
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Needle Felting Essentials

A complete course to learn dry needle felting - make friends with fibers
4.9 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
120 students enrolled
Created by Yelena Poghosyan
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create toys and sculptures from wool
  • Use multiple needle felting techniques with confidence
  • Know about the right tools and materials - SAVE TIME & MONEY!
  • Learn dozens of PRO tips
  • You’ll learn to comfortably needle felt on your own, not just follow instructions or step-by-step tutorials
  • Avoid annoying beginner mistakes and common pitfalls - skip right to enjoying the hobby!
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Requirements
  • You don't need any prior knowledge or experience
  • You will need some needle felting supplies like wool, felting needles and a felting mat
Description

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:

  1. Tools & Materials - first, I will cover tools and materials used in needle felting so that you know exactly what to shop for.

  2. Practice projects - this is the main section of the course, where we do five practice projects together to build and improve your felting skills.

  3. 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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn needle felting
  • Beginner needle felting artists who feel like they're struggling with the basics
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
02:27:06
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Introduction
3 Lectures 04:20

Just a few words about me.

Preview 01:07

A brief introduction and course overview. I recommend following the curriculum.

Preview 01:28

Brief overview of needle felting for those new to the craft.

Preview 01:45
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Tools and Materials
4 Lectures 13:57

In this lecture we learn about various types of wool - which ones are more suitable for needle felting and why.

Wool for Felting
04:36

Next we go over different types of felting needles.

Felting Needles
03:35

In this lecture we talk about felting mats.

Felting Mats
01:49

This lecture provides an overview of additional tools, accessories and materials which can come in handy in needle felting.

Additional Tools and Materials
03:57
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Needle Felting Techniques
7 Lectures 01:40:24

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.

Balls - Practice project: Bracelet
11:51

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.

Cylinders and Hemispheres - PracticeProject: Mushroom - Part 1
14:30

Part 2 of the mushroom project.

Cylinders and Hemispheres - Practice Project: Mushroom - Part 2
13:11

During this practice project we continue learning about sculpting with wool. We learn a bit more fundamentals by making a gnome hat.

Cones - Practice Project: Gnome Hat
14:25

Knowing how to handle flat shapes is essential. In this project we practice that by creating a butterfly.

Preview 16:03

Final project of the course! In this lecture we learn to make bendy dolls using pipe cleaners and wool roving.

Using Pipe Cleaners - Practice Project: Bendy Doll - Part 1
15:48

Part 2 of the Bendy Doll project.

Using Pipe Cleaners - Practice Project: Bendy Doll - Part 2
14:36
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Bonuses
2 Lectures 28:25

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.

Sheep Needle Felting - complete footage - Part 1
15:01

Part 2 of the Sheep tutorial.

Sheep Needle Felting - complete footage - Part 2
13:24
About the Instructor
Yelena Poghosyan
4.9 Average rating
23 Reviews
120 Students
1 Course
Needle felting artist & doll maker from Toronto, Canada.

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.