Needle Felting Critters… And Pain!

Art Therapy, Needle Felting

I’ve wanted to try this for ages! And I admit I was frustrated at first because my creations weren’t as good as I wanted. Duh! The two owls were my first try at animals, then the bunny which I think is OK but a bit square!

I’ve been doing first aid training for work this week for three days and was exhausted! Which may also be the reason I stabbed myself with this felting pen – major ouch!! I could practice my skills on myself!

I picked the pen up at Fred Aldus and was delighted when my gorgeous wool and pretty eyes arrived from Etsy – by Gretel ParkerΒ they are just so cute. The pen has three needles and makes it easier to felt things into shape. I use single needles for smaller areas, but you can take needles out of the pen.

Looking up needle felting creatures online I saw some zombies which inspired my green creature and then the orange one! Not sure what happened to his mouth…. I might try doing details with embroidery floss next.

I really recommend needle felting if you love crafts, it is really fun and you can make pretty much anything πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Needle Felting Critters… And Pain!

  1. Your critters make me smile every time I see them, now you’re making them in three dimensions they’ve practically come to life! Well done on the first aid course too! πŸ™‚

  2. You really can turn your hand to anything! I’m a big zombie nut and have probably sold more zombie ink drawings than anything else so, of course, I love your felt zombies. My kids would love the owls. I think my favourite though is the rabbit. The very blockiness you don’t like actually appeals to me.

    1. Haha! I’m glad you like the zombies these were such fun to make. I’m already planning more πŸ™‚ I seem to pick craft things up after a few goes, maybe because I enjoy it. I listen to music or a podcast and find making so theraputic.

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