Miscellaneous · Needle Felting

WIP Wednesday: Needle Felted Fox

Needle felting is something I’ve wanted to learn how to do since I first found out it was a thing.  Needle felted figurines are just so adorable!  So I bought myself a kit at Michaels and, like most things I want to start, it sat in a drawer for several months.

 

But I finally made time to start in on the kit.  Today was just the kind of day where stabbing something with a needle for several hours sounded like a good way to de-stress.

Needle Felted Fox Kit

I watched a bunch of YouTube videos in preparation because I had zero concept of how needle felting actually worked.  Armed with my newfound knowledge, I busted open my fox kit and started with step one of the included directions.

Needle Felting Fox Tail

I knew from the YouTube videos that patience is absolutely required and that needle felting takes time, but I underestimated how much time and patience it actually takes!  All I made was the tail and the ears, and I worked for about 3 hours.  Although, to be fair, I had several (what seemed like) hundred interruptions.

Curious Needle Felting Kitten

I stopped due to a combination of tiredness and soreness in my needling arm.  But it was kind of magical to watch loose wool turn into solid pieces.  I’m hoping I have some time this weekend to finish this little fox – I have legs, body/head, and details to finish.  I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Needle Felted Fox So Far

 

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