Posted by: dbjaquith | January 21, 2013

Needle Felting

Needle Felting with TemplatesRoving, also known as processed sheep’s wool, comes in bright colors and soft textures. When placed into templates (cookie cutters) on top of a piece of foam, students can needle felt. This craft process involves poking the wool fibers repeatedly with a special needle that has notches to catch the fibers. Gradually, the fibers take the shape of the template. Additional colors and shapes can be added to the original piece, resulting in one-of-a-kind fiber art. Wetting the shapes after needle felting will condense the fibers even more. One boy was especially excited to attach his felted shark to his hat.

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