Needle Felting Gnomes…Free Tutorial

 

needle felt gnome tutorial

Needle felt simple gnomes or long legged gnomes with the tutorial

Needle Felting Gnomes is so much fun! Over the last few weeks we shared live tutorials during our Wooly Wednesday broadcast. Now you can see them on youtube. Our friends have been posting a fun variety of gnomes they made…it has all been so much fun.

Get the supply bundle here:  Gnome for the Holidays Needle Felting Kit

Watch the tutorials on our youtube channel

 

Lovely Needle Felted Flower Pincushion

Needle Felted Pincushion by JoAnn Stratakos featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

We shared this lovely piece during our Wooly Wednesday broadcast earlier this week — isn’t if sweet? JoAnn always tags us on facebook with #livingfeltwool. We love seeing what she’s up to!

“Wanted to share my pincushion with this week’s themed colors! I used my own pottery base (I own MudWorks Pottery in Pennsylvania) and Living Felt’s core wool and several MC 1 preferred batts! Love your products and really love the customer service! “

-JoAnn Stratakos, Pennsylvania
web: MudWorksPotteryPA.com

Artful and Adventurous Needle Felted Bunny

Needle Felted Bunny by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

This wonderful piece entitled “Rebirth” by Kathleen Dodge DeHaven is artful, adventurous, inviting of contemplation, and somehow…soothing.

Needle Felted Bunny by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

“I’ve chosen MC-1 Merino-Cross Fast Felting Batts and NZ Corriedale Wool Roving for most of my projects. I’m also very fond of the Core Wool, and it forms the base of many of my projects. And though I still felt mostly by hand with one or two needles, I often use the AddiQuick to smooth spots and to tack down difficult fibers, such as locks.

Needle Felted Bunny by Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

This year, I’m working on more scenic projects, adding mountains, trees, flowers, and sky to animals and everyday objects. Here is the first such project, “Rebirth”, a rabbit with the scenery of the Pacific Northwest. I wanted you to see what I’ve accomplished with excellent fibers, and easy to use and effective tools:

CW-1 Core Wool, MC-1 Merino Cross Batts: Blues Studio Pack, Bamboo Spruce, Honeysuckle, Premium Mohair Locks: Emerald Forest, White, Teeswater Locks in Sunshine

NZ Corriedale Wool: Amazon Rainforest, Lima, Natural White

Needle Felting Tools: Felting Needle 38 Spiral, AddiQuick Fast Tool, METAL Felting Needle Tool with 10 Needles, Finger Friends Finger And Thumb Protector Set

Many thanks for all your support to the felting community.”

Sincerely,
Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven, Washington

Cute Needle Felted Flower Baby Rattle

Needle Felted Flower Baby Rattle by Mel Morales featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

We love this happy flower made by Mel Morales! As she wants it to be a baby rattle, she shared that she will switch out the glass eyes for ones that are baby safe 🙂

“I used Living Felt’s MC-1 batt in Coral Reef for the petals, and Chickie for the center. I also used 7mm black glass eyes (first time using those…LOVE!) and the 36 Triangle, 38 Star, and 42 Triangle needles from Living Felt…everything worked exactly how I needed it to! I hid a cat toy in the middle to make it jingle 🙂 Thank you for all of your wonderful resources!”

Mel Morales
Nashville, TN

Realistic Needle Felted Birds

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Susan Beal in Vermont needle felts incredibly lifelike bird sculptures. She shared that she combines her wool with our CW-1 Core Wool and colors of our MC-1 Batts.

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog Using MC-1 Felting Batts and CW-1 Core Wool

Some of those colors include: Black, Storm, Birch, Driftwood and Clay, Blueberry,
Winter Blue and Chicory.

“I’ve tried other company’s wool and keep returning to yours
for my birds because it felts so well and is so clean and uniform,
and there is a terrific range of colors. I also use your needles
a single #36 triangle is my workhorse (I go through a lot of these!),
along with the #38 star needles in the 10 needle felting tool
and the Clover tool.”

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog Using MC-1 Felting Batts and CW-1 Core Wool

 

She also shared that a number of her birds were made for a conservation group in Mississippi who uses the birds in educational activities, while others are created
and for sale in her etsy shop.

Susan Beal Lifelike needle felted birds on www.livingfelt.com/blog  Using MC-1 Felting Batts and CW-1 Core Wool

“They’re all life sized, and because I strive make them as lifelike
and realistic as possible, I’ve had to keep developing new techniques
along the way. It’s immensely gratifying.

Thanks for all your passion, love and good vibes!”

Best wishes,
Susan, Vermont

See more from Susan in her etsy shop: Flightofheart