Parsley hare is one of my favourite hare designs and, with a touch of whimsy and a dash of folk art, you can’t fail to be charmed by him. This is such a great project that is perfect if you want to build on your existing needle felting skills. It’s a project that requires some previous experience of needle felting and assumes you have completed at least two beginners needle felting projects.
The ‘Magic’ Tool
Everything is made around a wooden skewer (apart from the ears) and is the tool that no self respecting needle felter should be without. If you haven’t used one before it is a complete needle felting revelation and you will wonder how you ever managed without one. It is also a great way to make perfect needle felted balls and acorn shapes in just three minutes.
Banish Saggy Legs Forever
Using the wooden BBQ skewer negates the need for using wire but still ensures that you have really firm body parts.
Create A Perfect Finish
Using this technique also allows you to get great symmetry, with ease, and a beautifully smooth finish. You can also create a perfectly shaped head every time, no lumps or bumps.
Use a good coarse wool top or, as I have done with mine, use carded wool in long lengths.
- Coarse brown wool top or long carded lengths
- White accent wool
- 1 Felting needle – size 38 is a good all rounder
- 1 Wooden skewer
- 2 Beads for eyes
- Lace ruffle
- Felting mat
The needle felting kit, wool and accessories can be found on the Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts WEBSITE and the kit comes with everything you need including the lovely antique style ruffle.
Below are five step by step, easy to follow video tutorials. If you prefer to work with written instructions the pattern is also available for instant download HERE