Needle felting is a craft which involves manipulating wool into different shapes with a felting needle. The needle has little barbs in it and when you insert the needle into the wool, the barbs pull and push the wool fibres so that they become ‘knitted’ or matted together. The more you work the wool, the firmer it becomes. This gives you the opportunity to make light fluffy flower broaches or more compact and cute little animals or geometric shapes.
The last time I tried to needle felt, my fingers resembled colanders, so I was really excited when Minerva Crafts gave me the opportunity to review their ‘Dimensions’ needle felting kit, which uses a mould technique.
If you want to read my full tutorial head over to the Minerva Craft Blogger Network.
Minerva Crafts has a selection of different animal needle felting kits in their online shop.
Disclosure – Minerva Crafts sent me the Dimensions Needle Felting Kit for the purpose of review, however all opinions remain my own.