Needle Felted Bunny Peeking Out of Felted Easter Egg

Wet Felted Easter Egg with Needle Felted Bunny by Lisa Shanor on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lisa Shanor of Wyoming sent us this pic of her oh so precious needle felted bunny peeking out of a wet felted Easter Egg.
She says she used “a variety of Living Felt wools” in making it.  She often gets our MC-1 Felting batts, also referred to as our Merino Cross Felting Batts.

We love his little expression and the pure sweetness he exudes!

Needle Felted Bunnies – So Adorable!

Needle Felted Bunny Rabbits by Tessa Bold on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Does Anybunny Wanna Carrot?
Tessa has been sharing some really great sculptures with us, and these bunnies are just in time for Spring! Made with MC-1 Felting Batts.

Needle Felted Bunny Rabbits by Tessa Bold on www.livingfelt.com/blog

“Bunnies! Made with your wool, glass eyes , horsehair whiskers.   10″ tall to top of ears. Thanks for letting me share!”

– Tessa Bold

Brilliant Needle Felted European Hare

Needle Felted Hare by Julie Christensen King with MC-1 Felting Batts on www.livingfelt.com/blog Needle Felted Hare  Rabbit by Julie Christensen King  on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Julie Christensen King is an avid needle felter, and gave herself a challenge to needle felt a realistic life-sized hare.

She did a brilliant job! Needle Felted with Living Felt MC-1 felting batts in our earth tones. (Cinnamon brown, Dark Brown, Espresso Bean, etc.)

needle felted bunny tutorial easter felting project

Free Felting Tutorial: Needle Felted Bunny Ball, "Dot"!

Needle felt this fun litttle bunny ball, we call him “Dot”! More tutorials follow on needle felting Easter Eggs and needle felting  his best pal “Cheep”! This project requires very little wool. We used Living Felt MC-1 Merino Cross Batts in Cotton, and Sorbet, some black glass beads for eyes and some button thread.

Follow the standard directions for needle
felting a ball, you will use this technique again and again!

This is the ball for our bunny head, which also happens to be his body! Our needle felted bunny is very small, yours can be as large as you like! Needle felt this very firmly. Decide which surface will the face and which the bottom. Use your felting needles or multi-needle
felting tool
to flatten out the bottom. For this projectm, we primarily used a 38 gauge star felting needle and a 40 triangle felting needle.

Pull off two small, equally sized tufts of wool to make the ears. Making both
at the same time helps to get the sizing to match. You will find this true
for most “pairs” whether they be ears, feet, arms or slippers! While
your final bunny ears may be small, pull off more wool than you think you
will need. The fibers will compact as you felt them. It is much easier to
shape the wool when you have enough to work with. Starting with too little
may leave thin spots or tips that cannot be properly felted.

Fold them in half length wise and lightly needle felt right in the middle.
Do not try to attach it to the foam, just tack down the fibers.

Fold the sides in towards the middle and needle felt them in place.

Needle felt all around the shape by felting at a very shallow depth and continuously
shaping the ears as desired. Try to avoid felting them to the foam, make sure
to needle felt both sides and the edges.

If desired, felt some pink on the insides. Remember to make very shallow pokes
with your needle so the color does not come out the other side.

To help decide where the eyes go, we colored two white tipped straight pins
with a black marker and used these as temporary place holders.

You can use T-tacks or straight pins to select the placement of the ears and
other body parts as needed.

Once the position is selected, firmly needle felt the ears onto your bunny.
Spread the fibers out and take time to blend them in well. A fine gauge needle
such as a 40 Triangle works well for final blending.

Needle felt or embroider a bunny on your nose.

Sew on the bunny eyes by running your darning or doll needle from the back of the head and out where the eye socket will be. Leave enough thread dangling out the back to tie a knot. If desired, you can needle felt an impression for the eyes first, this is best done with your 36 gauge felting needle. String on the bead and run your needle into the eyesocket and out the back about 1/8th of an inch from the entrance thread. Pull tightly and tie a firm knot. This will slightly inset the eye. Repeat for the second eye.

Cut the threads very close to the head, patch with wool to fill any indentation
and needle felt into place.

Here is our finished bunny, “Dot” and his best pal, “Cheep.”
Watch for a tutorial on Cheep very soon!

Needle Felted Bunny in a Walnut Shell

Needle Felted Bunny Not Just for Easter!

Needle Felted Bunny in a Walnut Shell

Needle Felted Bunny by Jennifer Markens. This perfectly precious needle felted bunny comes to us from Jennifer Markens of Cranston, MA. She has captured an true innocence in this little scene.

“We ran a fundraiser this year, and last year, here in Ashfield, MA at Cranston’s Christmas Tree Farm, selling ornaments. Here is my felted bunny ornament. Our fundraiser raised over five thousand dollars over a two year period for local organizations supporting the needs of folks facing cancer. Maryellen Cranston had this idea for a sale at her family’s farm and a number of us in the community donated ornaments.”

- Jennie Markens

Needle Felted Brown Monkey

Wonderful Needle Felted Critters by Abby Killman of Canada

Needle Felted Brown and White Rabbit

These splendid creatures were needle felted by Abby Killman of Ontario, Canada!
Abby wins a $25 Gift Certificate to Living Felt!

Needle Felted Tan Bear

She needle felted them using New Zealand Corriedale African Safari, Pilgrim’s Harvest, Cupcake,
Living Felt MC-1  Cotton White, and Living Felt CW-1 Core Wool.

Needle Felted Brown Monkey

They all have the best faces and are really well felted! We love that the wire in the bunny’s ears makes them able to move! The ears are adorable too! The monkey has the best face, mischievous. :)

Thank you for sharing your adorable creatures with us, Abby!