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History of Felt
& Needle Felting
2004, we came out with the first full-color, step-by-step photo instruction
booklet for needle felting a string jointed
Our felting kits came shortly after and they are now available through
retailers in several countries.
With our detailed
needle felting instructions, you too can learn the basic techniques
of needle felting and let your imagination run wild!
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FREE FELTING PATTERNS & PROJECTS
Felt to the Rescue -Felting & Needle Felting Surface Design
This pattern and all supplies available
in our Basic
Needle Felting Starter Kit
We rescued this knitting bag from a guild auction for $2; to our good fortune,
someone thought it wasn’t worth keeping.
In about an hour, we took a tiny amount of wool, and our desired pattern and
used them to turn a throw away item
into a bright and beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation.
In this project, we will use both needlefelting and wet felting techniques.
1. Materials: Foam
needles, material to felt onto, design of choice,
transfer pen, iron, dish soap or olive
oil soap, warm water, sponge, towel, plastic wrap.
We used New
Zealand Corriedale sliver, in marigold, raspberry
and periwinkle and our 40 Triangle needle for this project.
The fabric was a durable, woven linen. We washed, dried and pressed the bag before
beginning the project.
all supplies, this pattern and extra wool in our Basic
Needle Felting Starter Kit.
2. Trace around the outside of the design directly on your paper print. Then lay
the design face down onto your fabric and iron following
the directions for the transfer pen. We used a Sulky
brand iron-on transfer pen, purchased for $3.50 at the
Put your foam inside the bag, directly under the design.
3.Pull off a few thin patches of your wool and lay it down on the widest part of
your design in thin layers going in crisscross directions.
Begin poking the wool with your needle along the perimeter of the design. You
do not need to use a lot of force, just poke in an up
and down and slightly diagonal motion. Then, using your
needle, grab and fold the whispy edges of the wool back
towards the center and needle felt over the surface
area of the wool. This is shown in more detail in step
5. Add some more wool to get the density or puffiness
4. Continue working on the design just as we began. Place thin patches of wool across
the part of the design you are working on.
5. After needlefelting along the perimeter, gently fold the whispy edges back into
the area to be needle felted and poke them into place
with your felting needle.
6. Again, we are needlefelting all along the perimeter of the area first, and then
going back to pick up the whispy edges, which will add
more volume to the area being filled.
7. To work on the rays of our small sun, we just start with a tiny patch of marigold
8. Lay it over the area as best you can.
9. Needle felt along the outsides of the design, and then grab the whispy edges
with your needle and felt them into the center.
10. Continue working over the design until it is to your satisfaction. There should
be no bare areas of fabric showing through the design.
Next, we will wet felt the design to make it more smooth and durable.
Prepare a soap solution of:
• A few drops of dish soap
- • 1 quart of very warm water
11. Remove the foam pad and place a towel or plastic under your bag. Soak your sponge
in the warm, soapy water and press it over your design.
The area should be wet all the way through. In the wetting stage of felting,
we are pushing OUT air, and adding soap make the fibers
more slippery; allowing us to better entangle or felt
The wool fibers have tiny barbs on them like your felting needles. The soap changes
the PH and causes the fibers to open up, as does the
heat from the water, this will help the fibers grab
onto each other as we massage them.
12. Wrap your fingers in plastic wrap and gently rub all over your design by making
small circles. This will further entangle the fibers
and create a nice, smooth felt.
Rub the design on the inside a bit as well, and then rinse in cool water. We
tossed our bag into a lingerie/sweater bag and put it
in a dryer full of laundry for 5 minutes with no heat.
Set to air dry over night. Steam press lightly with an iron the next day for
a smooth, finished look.