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)

Martha Stewart Member
June 7, 2019
Thank you so much for this!
Martha Stewart Member
June 7, 2019
I just started felting! I'd Love to learn More for You Please!!!!
Martha Stewart Member
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.