Starting a new craft can be exciting but also a little confusing. Needle felting is no different and the array of wool, tools and accessories can send you into a confusing tailspin.
The truth is, you don’t need a lot to get started and it is a budget friendly hobby, until you become addicted, which you will, and then no amount of felting wool will ever be enough!
That’s why I always recommend a starter kit to get you going. They are inexpensive and have absolutely everything you need to complete each project from start to finish. It’s a great way to test the needle felting waters, whilst building your creative confidence. All you have to do is open the box and add enthusiasm.
Here are my top 5 recommendations for beginners kits. They all come beautifully boxed and are perfect for storing your supplies! No sewing, no tricky patterns and they take just a few hours of your time! They also use our gorgeous British wool, carefully selected for its excellent needle felting properties.
GREY HARE – SHOP NEEDLE FELTING KIT
Make time: 3-4 hours
Complete stunner and he knows it! This, along with the Herdwick Sheep, is the most popular beginners kit. It is such fun to make and you can and you can follow the instructions to the letter, or add your own touches. As well as detailed instructions you can felt along on YOUTUBE by following the beginners playlist.
HERDWICK SHEEP – SHOP NEEDLE FELTING KIT
Make time: 2-3 hours
My favourite sheep from the Lake District is an ever popular needle felting kit. Great for building your needle felting confidence, this super kit will soon have you warmed up and ready for your next project. As well as detailed instructions you can felt along on YOUTUBE by following the beginners playlist.
RUSTIC ROBIN – SHOP NEEDLE FELTING KIT
Make time: 2-3hours
A gorgeous little project that has enough wool to make two of our favourite UK garden birds. A perfect project to create with your bestie or, one for you and one to give away. There is also a great video tutorial HERE showing you how easy it is to create a perfect wing shape without the need for a cookie cutter.
JACK RUSSELL – SHOP NEEDLE FELTING KIT
Make Time: 3-4 hours
What’s not to love with this design? Even better, you can change the markings to represent your own four legged friend. As well as detailed instructions you can felt along on YOUTUBE by following the beginners playlist.
SHROOM’ WITH A VIEW – SHOP NEEDLE FELTING KIT
Make time: 3-4 hours
If you are looking for a home for the wee little forest dwellers then this is right up your street. Lot’s of different techniques and a great needle felting kit for beginners. Any self respecting gnome or fairy would be thrilled to have the keys to this house! As well as detailed instructions you can felt along to the video tutorial HERE
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