How to needle felt realistic animal eyes in 8 easy steps

Take Your Needle Felting To The Next Level

Ready to dive into needle felting those adorable animal eyes? Hang on tight, because below I’ve whipped up a super-duper easy tutorial just for you. This gem is all about taking your needle felting projects to the next level with the very same 8 step method I love to use on my own projects. Now, if those nerves are getting the best of you, no sweat! Give it a whirl with a couple of trial runs. And guess what? My guidance is always in easy-peasy steps, so take your time and start again if you’re not happy with the first one or two.

Are You A Complete Needle Felting Newbie?

There’s a whole lineup of newbie-friendly video tutorials waiting for you. I’m talking about my “needle felting for beginners” series, where I break it down – heads, legs, bodies, and ears. It’s like getting a free front-row seat to my workshops, minus the biscuit breaks. These videos stand tall on their own, but let’s not forget they’re a match made in heaven with the needle felting kits from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts. So, here’s to some joyful felting! Get those hands busy and let the fluffy magic unfold!

Happy felting! 



How To Needle Felt Realistic Animal Eyes

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This simple technique can be applied to most needle felted animals; the Winter Hare is life size.


Let’s talk eyelashes – the cherry on top, the breeze on a summer day. Trust me, it’s the easiest bit to jazz up your critter. And below I’ve whipped up a quickie four-step guide.

Eyelashes are the quickest – we are talking a couple of minutes – and easiest feature you can add to your projects. They also create a striking finishing touch to your animals features.

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11 thoughts on “How to needle felt realistic animal eyes in 8 easy steps

  1. Darlene

    Sandy, THANK YOU so very much for your tutorial on needle felting eyes. I have a faceless little fox I made in a class …hum…maybe 7 years ago. I look at him and say…someday little buddy… The class was not long enough for faces to be completed. My Dear little one has no face. I am grateful to you Sandy, now I can give my fox his personality. 🙂 I see you have closeup pics of a fox face too, I can’t wait to get at him. Sandy you have been so helpful. I so appreciate this, it was very kind of you.
    If only I was closer to come to your workshops.
    Nova Scotia

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