Tag: felting

How to Make Needle-Felted Strawberries

[For Studio Members] Needle felting is a dry felting technique that uses a small barbed needle to hook and bind micro fibres in wool and other natural fibres. The bonded fibres hold shape, enabling a crafter to form shapes of any kind. Try your hand at needle felting by making a strawberry—perfect for spring!

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A Lifelong Exploration of Wet Felting

[Open Access] “I learned later that what I used for my first felting project was a short staple alpaca wool. It was a testament to my tenacity that it felted together at all. The short length of the fibres meant that they took a long time to interlock with each other. In retrospect, I should have sought out bubble wrap so its texture could aid in agitating the wool I should have laid the wool out in layers to make the felt even and shrink evenly, and I should have used much less water and soap to minimize the labour needed.” Magan Wilson made her first wet felting project when she was ten years old. Here, she reflects on what became a lifelong pursuit.

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Woolly Tales: The Needle-Felted Art and Magic of Holman Wang

[Open Access] Holman Wang’s unique needle-felted children’s book illustrations have been featured in more than fifteen picture books. His award-winning work combines wry wit, incredible detail, and a gentle atmosphere to create an all-ages appeal. He spoke with writer Michelle Woodvine about his work, and he shared illuminating behind-the-scenes photos of how he captured some of his iconic scenes.

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