Hi crafters and felters
Create this needle felted cactus in a terracotta pot or tea cup; the perfect place to store your felting needles or to use as a pin cushion.
A fabulous , prickly project which involves several needle felting techniques including a soft sculpture base, using a wooden skewer to create perfect shapes, and letting your creativity run wild with the vibrant flowers the cacti produce. Adding the spikes is a soothing and therapeutic process in which they can be added randomly or, if you love a bit of symmetry, placed in straight lines down each cactus arm.
The light blue/green cactus is based on my favourite cactus, the PILOSOCEREUS
As always, I spend a lot of time during the design process, creating projects I know you will love whilst carefully choosing the wool and fibres to suit the finished piece.
You will Need:
- Core wool
- White and green carded wool or wool tops
- Wool tops for flowers, various colours
- White wool top for spikes
- Pot or cup to stand it in
- 1 x wooden BBQ skewer or similar
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It also makes a great felting needle holder or pin cushion.