How To Needle Felt 3D Carrot

How to needle felt 3D carrot

How to needle felt 3D carrot

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Wool roving is not cheap, making a big felted project needs a lot of them. If the whole piece of felted project is done purely from wool roving, it is quite costly and wasting your money. In order to be economical on bigger felting project, we can use a method called felted sculptural core. Basically, it is to needle felt the core with other materiel to the shape and size you want, then needle felt colored wool roving to cover the core. I read that we can needle felt a sculptural core with major fiber, so, I tried it with polyester stuffing material since it is readily available in my craft room. Other materials like wool batting, wool core are those commonly used in the felting core. As long as the fiber can be caught and tangle-up among themselves with the barbs of the needle, it can be used to build the core.

I have made a few carrots with this method and really love the result. A friend told me in facebook page that she placed a bell in her felting cat toy and her cat went nuts on it… lol. Apart the usual photo and written tutorial, again, I have prepared a bionic-woman video to show you the process. Go to next page for all the details. Now, the bunnies I made last year have a permanent carrot boat to sit on {click the link to get the bunny sachet pattern and tutorial].

I find needle felting quite interesting, besides creating beautiful crafts and handmade, it also has some therapeutic effects. When you are frustrated, you jab on the wool to release all the tension and stress. When you can’t focus, you jab the wool and you will find that you get all the concentration that you thought you can’t. When you are happy, you will find every needle going in and out the wool is so beautiful. When you are surrounded with noise, as a temporary escapade, you fall into the small world between the wool and the needle that are quite and peaceful. When you are in pain, you jab with full concentration then you get into meditation and forget about what’s bothering you. Please tell me if you have any of the experience mentioned here above. At least this is what I found through out these few weeks of felting and jabbing and piercing. I truly enjoy it.

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  1. i like the little bunnies

  2. i totaly love your projects even thought im into sewing clothes

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  4. Hola podría traducir tu pagina en español, gracias

    Translation (by Google):
    Hi could translate your site into Spanish, thanks

  5. I am not a needle felter but I love the bunnies! How did you make them?

  6. This is so sweet, but I have no idea what “needle felting” is. Is there a basic instruction manual for beginning? It looks straight forward but is it really? Thanks for helping.
    d

    • Hi Donna, it is straight forward and easy to make. A few practices are all you need. Try out a small project like the little birdies for a start. If you still feel you need more information before starting a new craft, please google search “needle felting” for more idea. :)
      Happy crafting!!!

  7. Hi,
    Is there a pattern for the cute bunnies, they are so lovely :-)
    Have a nice day!

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  11. What a fantastic idea to use the polyester batting. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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