Needle Felting: A Felted Heart Garland or Dangler to Brighten Any Room! Free Tutorial
Free tutorial for needle felting hearts and balls to make a felted heart garland
or dangler (with the line of hearts running up and down vs. sideways)
START BY NEEDLE FELTING BEADS
Our project has 8 small needle felted beads or balls of various colors.
Start with a small strip of wool in a single layer.
Roll the end a few turns to create a tube,
then tuck one side over towards the opposite edge.
(I use two hands for the part of the process, but the otherhand is holding the camera!)
Then tuck the other side over and notice that a small ball is forming.
Now roll the ball forward, and continue to roll and tuck from side to side.
The more tightly you manage this process, the easier it will be to needle felt.
We have reached the end of our strip and have a small, tightly formed ball.
Use your 38 Star needle to firmly needle felt the ball into shape.
Start by needle felting the loose fibers from the end, ane needle felt
across the entire surface of the ball over and over. It is better to
needle felt the surface in multiple passes
than to spend too much time in one area.
NEEDLE FELTING THE HEARTS
Time to needle felt our hearts. We used a 3″ x 6″ strip of wool batting.
Fold the top right corner across to the opposite side,
creating a 45 degree angle along the top.
Fold the top left corner down towards you.
Fold the left side over to the right edge.
Fold the loose fibers over the triangle you have formed.
Use your 38 Star needle to needle felt the loose fibers down
and needle felt the entire shape on all sides and from all directions.
Our soon-to-be heart is really taking shape and firming up!
Use your 36 Triangle to compress the fibers into the desired heart shape.
We created 8 needle felted hearts in 3 colors.
Once all of your beads and hearts are created, you might plan
your arrangement by laying your needle felted hearts and beads
out on your work surface.
String up your needle felted beads, baubles, beads and hearts
with your doll needle and yarn.
Our finished Needle Felted Heart Garland / Dangler is approximatley 44″ long,
and will hang from the ceiling to brighten a corner of a room.
We hope you enjoy this project and share your versions of this similar idea,
and as always we wish you Very HAPPY Felting!!