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.
New to needle felting? Start here
This crafty blog 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!
THE LINCOLNSHIRE FENN CRAFTS LIVE NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP AND EVENTS GROUP IS NOW OPEN!
It’s completely free and as a member you will benefit from exclusive access to my free live workshops, all in one place, including all previous workshops. I hope this group will inspire and develop your needle felting confidence (whatever level you are at) and encourage others to get involved, in a more private space.
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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.
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.
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.