Ultimate Needle Felting Guide – Create your happy space!

Welcome to Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts. I’m Sandy – a half-Welsh, Yorkshire lass living in Lincolnshire – and lover of Yorkshire Tea, my dog (Gin) and all things needle felted! I am also the creator and designer inspiring needle felting kits, tutorials, workshops and my own handmade collection.

My ‘Ultimate Guide To Needle Felting’ is jam packed full of how to, top tips, do’s and don’ts, written tutorials and videos. Just click on the menus above to see what’s available and latest posts are at the bottom of the page. Every page is designed to guide you on your needle felting journey, step by creative, confident step.  All you need is a handful of wool, a felting needle and a big dose of enthusiasm. I can be found most days in my home studio, in rural North Lincolnshire UK, where all Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts needle felting kits, handmade sheep, tutorials and workshops are created and put together. I get a little help from the family but usually, it’s just me and the dog plus lots of Yorkshire tea!

I love questions so feel free to message me at: info@lincolnshirefenncrafts.com

JOIN ME FOR A FACEBOOK LIVE FELTALONG!

Join me on the 25th June at 7pm (BST) for a live workshop where we will be making the June project of the month. Learn how easy it is to paint with wool (absolutely no drawing skills required) and we can create together. Just grab your wool stash and a cuppa and you’re good to go!

SUMMER MAKES

NEW TUTORIAL! EASY MACARONS

Make time: 15 minutes

You will need:

  • Any felting wool; great way of using scraps of wool
  • Felting needle
  • Felting mat

This is a super, super easy needle felting project, taking only 15 minutes. Whether you are a nervous first time needle felter/crafter, just want to have some relaxing creative fun or want to fill the house with gorgeous calorie free macarons.

NEEDLE FELTED GARLANDS

Make time: 90 minutes

Skill level: Easy

The wool bundle to create this gorgeous garland can be purchased on the LFC website: SHOP HERE

I am stuck on pretty pastels and all things spring at the moment and it doesn’t get more pastel or spring like than this gorgeous Easter garland. It is also a great way to use up any scraps of wool you have in your felt box and, if you have needle felted before, there are always plenty of scraps in your felt box.

BUMBLE BEE BROOCH

Make time: 30 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Super easy video tutorial showing you how to create this fabulously fuzzie bumbler and all you need is wool, a felting needle and a BBQ skewer… A BBQ skewer you say? Trust me, you will wonder how you ever managed without one in your felting tool box! Visit WEBSITE for bumble bee wool packs.

Top Tip For Beginners

Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 5

ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE A BEGINNER! Don’t strive for perfection at first attempt, it’s not going to happen and you will feel defeated before you have begun. Certainly don’t let fear of failure hold you back and never compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 5. Instead, soak up the joy of creating, forget the world for a while and the rest will follow. You have to start somewhere so just get stuck in, what’s the worst that can happen? Just grab hold of all that unused needle felting gear that’s sitting staring at you, grab the bull by the proverbials, grab a cuppa on the way and get started. 

FREE PRINTABLE!

Grab your free printable below. Just click for access and no purchase or subscription necessary. 

Crafts And Mental Health

Arts and crafts, of any kind, can help soothe the mind and soul, providing a welcome and important distraction from the stresses of our day-to-day lives. The joy and excitement at seeing a handful of wool transformed into a beautiful animal or sculpture, using just a barbed needle, is undeniable and I wanted to share what I have learned along the way. Usually with a cup of Yorkshire Tea in my hand.

Needle Felting Kits

Kits are a great way to start if you want to test the needle felting waters. Over the last seven years I have developed a range of 40+ inspiring needle felting kits, each one designed and created carefully and thoughtfully. Every needle felting kit has everything you need to complete each project. All you have to add is enthusiasm.

What Felting Needles Do I Need

The fab thing about needle felting is that you need so little to get started. Wool, a needle and a soft base to felt on. Needle types really confused me when I started but all you need is one or two sizes in your craft box. Here’s a quick, no fuss guide to FELTING NEEDLES so you don’t waste precious crafting time trying to work out what you need.

Est. 2013
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