Posts Tagged ‘needle felting’

Ok it has been WAY too long since my last post – shame on me – but that just means now I have loads of updates and new things to talk about! Huzzah!

My cousin John looooves dinosaurs, so my aunt asked me to needle felt some figurines for him – I got them done just in time for his birthday! And he loves them, woo!

Here are some pictures of the finished dinos – John named them Momma Sharptooth, Chomper, Bron and Spike. How very fitting!

I’m definitely planning on making some of these guys for my Etsy shop – especially the stegosaurus, he was a lot of fun to put together.

Needle felted dinosaurs

Needle felted tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs

Needle felted stegosaurus dinosaur

Needle felted brontosaurus dinosaur


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My customers come up with the greatest ideas for displaying needle felted creations! I love how BrassIvyDesign (a fellow seller on Etsy – love her jewelry!!) used her little needle felted sheep in this adorable terrarium. So creative! They look so happy and at home in there!

Needle felted sheep in terrarium

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I’ve been having a lot of fun needle felting trees. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to achieve the triangle shapes, but I’ve been pretty happy with the results so far. There are so many different shades of green out there, and different embellishments I can put on the trees, so I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot of time on these over the winter, they’re addicting! A couple photos below – each is linked to its Etsy listing. Thanks for stopping by!

Winter Evergreen Pine Trees needle felted

Winter Christmas Evergreen Pine Trees needle felted

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One of the first needle felting projects I worked on was a pair of bulldogs, Bella and Pearl. You can see more photos than the ones below in this listing. I love the challenge of mimicking the shape, position and expression of a pet or animal and always strive to get the likeness as close as possible.

Bella and Pearl needle felted bulldogs

Bella needle felted bulldog

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Thanks for stopping by my little blog, where I’m going to post notes on handmade designs that strike my fancy or intrigue me, as well as updates on my own needle-felted creations, challenges, and successes.

I only started needle felting about four months ago (geez, only four months?!). I stumbled across these videos and immediately fell in love. I had always seen needle felted items on Etsy, but never knew how it was done. Now that I’ve picked it up, I can’t put it down!

Needle felting is done by taking carded wool and poking it repeatedly with barbed needles of varying shapes and sizes to achieve desired shapes and textures. The more time you spend needle felting a piece of wool, the tighter and more formed it becomes. The entire process, from forming basic shapes to attaching pieces together to form more complex figures, is done by poking wool with needles. It may sound repetitive, but it’s a lot of fun and a huge stress reliever!

I love working with wool, and my mind is always racing with new ideas for figurines, ornaments or home decor. This fall I had a lot of fun in particular making all different types of pumpkins in varying shapes, sizes and colors. For the winter and holiday season, I’m having a blast working on ornaments (especially my peppermint acorn ornaments!) and items for display, such as pine trees or little animals in winter garb.

I have a shop on Etsy (I LOVE ETSY!). I am in there every day, several times a day, so if you’d ever like to inquire about a custom order or multiples of an item you see listed, just send me a convo and I’ll respond right away!

I really love being a part of the Etsy community, and am excited to learn as much as I can from fellow sellers and become more involved in the handmade movement.

So! In this blog, I plan on writing about needle-felted projects I’m working on, as well as other handmade vendors or items that I admire. And if you have thoughts on needle felting or fiber arts, definitely shoot me an email at reginalynch1@gmail.com and let me know!

Thanks again for stopping by! ❤

Felt Shmelt

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