Needle-felting intertwines wool fibers with each prick of a barbed tool. Use this technique to decorate wool pillows, scarves, blankets, and other items with contrasting wool accents—no sewing or gluing necessary.

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Here are some techniques for needle-felting fabric with felt cutouts, roving, and yarn (100 percent wool materials work best). Regardless of the technique you choose, you'll always start by placing a felting-needle mat under the fabric, and punching up and down using a single felting needle or a multineedle tool. A larger mat minimizes repositioning. Clean out wool fibers as they collect. Both sides of felted fabric are attractive, so test on a swatch to see which you like best. The design on the punched side is sharp; the reverse is blurred. Take your time, and be careful as you work.

Comments (3)

Anonymous
June 7, 2019
Thank you so much for this!
Anonymous
June 7, 2019
I just started felting! I'd Love to learn More for You Please!!!!
Anonymous
October 29, 2013
Thank you for putting all of the instructions for felting on your site. I have bought a kit and am waiting to receive and start my project.