NeedleNoodles does Needle Felting

After my foray into injection dyeing this weekend, I had some orphaned wool left over. Not quite enough to spin, but too much to just toss or throw in with the stuffing. Luckily, I also had some felting needles around, so I decided to take a stab at needle felting.

Pink needle felted critter
My first needle felted doodad.

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Note: Of course, if you would like to have one of these guys for your very own, they're listed over at These are definitely one-of-a-kind, and quite labor-intensive, so, when they're gone, they're *gone*.

If you're interested in giving needle felting a go, I say jump right in. The basic technique is breathtakingly simple:

Step 1: Pointy end of felting needle goes in wool.

Step 2: Repeat Step 1 *eleventy-billion* times.

The rest is pretty much up to practice. The only other tips that I might add are:

* The felting needle is very sharp

* The felting needle is very brittle

* The felting needle is really very sharp.

Keep spare felting needles and bandaids on hand.

Also, there are lots of folks demonstrating needle felting on YouTube, so if you'd like to go that route, the resources are certainly there.

And, in closing...

Needle felted octopus

Needle felted octopus
Wait... do octopi-critters go "rawr"?

octopi certainly go Rawr...

Anonymous   |   Tue, 2010-05-25 21:30

octopi certainly go Rawr... even if they're septipi - love your stuff!

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