Looking for something to keep you busy during the long winter months that doesn’t require putting on 50 layers to go out in subzero temperatures? Why not try your hand at needle felting? Needle felting is the process of using a barbed needle to entangle wool fibers and turn them into something denser and more sturdy, namely: felt! Essentially, you take a small piece of coloured raw wool, stab it with a special needle, and the barbs on the needle tangle up the “scales” of the wool until it becomes felt. You’re then left with something you can use to make almost endless creations. What’s so great about needle felting is that it’s much easier to learn than other crafty hobbies like knitting or crocheting, and the materials are relatively cheap to purchase.
related, and these little felt pups are adorable. “Name your dog – bulldog or terrier, poodle or Pomeranian. Fleece Dog shows how to make adorable toy dogs in twenty popular breeds, using easy-to-find wool roving and a felting needle. Learn to make these canine characters with illustrated step-by-step instructions, then customize them to resemble a favorite pooch.” publisher
Adorable Felted Animals: 30 easy & incredibly lifelike needle felted pals from the Gakken Handmade Series, includes instructions for 30 more felt creations. When I first saw this cover I was worried because they were so lifelike that I figured they would be a little too advanced for me. But,the instructions here are so detailed and they start from the most basic of the basic techniques, making these designs totally manageable.