What to do with wool the best creations. It is the perfect season to learn what to do with wool and how to needle felt. When the weather is cold and the time of year does not offer hot sensations and colorful landscapes, we can afford the joy of creating pretty little felted wool decorations. The wool is soft, pleasant, and easy to mold. You can felt the wool with soap, water or in the washing machine but also with special needles. How do you needle felt wool? It is effortless and very therapeutic. Needling is a technique by which the wool fibers are fixed together, and different shapes are created.
It is done by taking small or more significant wool and tightening or rolling it up. Then we start to pierce with a special needle in all directions. At the same time, we must clamp the piece and turn it to work all the places. To get a compact shape, you have to be patient and prick several times. In this way, you model the piece and make different figures with the felting wool and the needle. What’s most tempting is that you don’t need any wires. Even the eyes and other small details of your designs can fix with just the help of the needle. You create shapes and put them together in the same way, and that’s it!
We will show you here several small animals formed by the magical technique of needle felting. To create some of these animals, we take a twisted metal wire which acts as a skeleton. Then we wrap the wool around. The thread with which the pretty decorations are created is washed, dried, combed, and painted yarn. The needle grasps the fibers and intertwines them with each other and inserting them deeper and deeper. Each thread is made up of tiny scales which become embedded in the rankings of the different fibers, ensuring its new position. Unique designs that have more detail and are more sophisticated take more time and require better mastery. But there are some fantastic ideas that you can do on your own cool drawings.
Little owl in felted wool:
- Felting needles
- Felting wool
- A block of foam for felting
- Wooden handle for needles
- 3 colors of wool fibers to felt at your choice + a small piece of orange wool and a small piece of black wool for the eyes and the beak
- Take a handful of the wool and wrap it between your hands to form a small ball. Felt an oval shape but not too tight because you will be adding more wool to it
- Stitch the ball until it receives a flat side to allow the owl to stand up straight
- Take a few pieces of the lighter color and wrap them around your ball
- Stitch to tie layers of wool at the base
- Take a few small pieces of the dark color and stitch until it attaches to the top and both sides
- At this stage, you can form a slight distinction between the head and the neck of the owl
- Take a few threads of your last color and tie them to the face, as shown by forming little ears
- Proceed to the details of the face – take a few fibers of the darker color and make two connected circles, then stitch two small black dots in the center of the circles, which will be the eyes, and make the beak with the orange color
Felted wool violets:
- Different colors of Romney wool – purple, yellow, black, and white
- Triangular felting needles of gauge 36, 38, 40
- Foam block
- Take a piece of purple wool to make a petal. Start stitching starting at the periphery. Don’t forget to turn and felt the other side as well. Work symmetrically and don’t leave places less hushed
- Do not felt the end that you will join the other petals. If the wool is not mixed there, it will be easier to assemble the petals
- Now, work on the edges and remember that you need to put the needle in and out at the same angle.
- Create five petals – two for the backside, two smaller to put in front of them, and a larger one that is not symmetrical in shape.
- Add a golden yellow detail to the petals on both sides and the front one
- Put a small black detail on the petals and draw three small lines towards the center
- Now, you can prick with the needle to stabilize the shape, even more, leaving the lower parts that will serve as a connection between the petals.
- Add a small white detail on both petals
- Assemble and felt together the five petals starting with the back ones
- The colorful patterns we have added on the petals will create depth in the middle part
Woolen Easter eggs for felting:
- Wool in different colors
- A felting needle
- A block of foam
- Take a large piece of the white wool and twist it as shown to form a tight ball. Then felt
- Coat this first oval shape with a color of your choice and felt again
- Take another color and coat the upper side with it using the needle
- Create a long strip and arrange it as you see it in the upper part of the egg under the added color
- To make the flowers and the small details take tiny pieces of the wool and stitch to secure it and create the desired shape. If you want to make a stitch or a small log, twist the yarn around the needle and then stitch the base several times to secure the fibers.Also Read: DIY ideas to welcome the season