Introduction: How to Make Felt Art Using a Needler Tool

A needler tool(as I call it) is used for joining two pieces of felt cloth together without any other one-use materials like string.First picture is a piece made with needle and thread.Second picture is made using the needler tool.This is a collaboration between me and my mom.

Note:Some images don't have notes,because the note script wont work sometimes.

Step 1: How It Works

The needler tool has tiny needles inside.When you hit(press quickly,not exactly hit) the work with the tool,these needles catch some of the fibers and locks it to another set of fibers(the other cloth under it).This holds them together.The brush is only for providing an area so that the needles don't break because they hit a hard item.Here,I have a Paint drawing of how it works(pic.2).
Note:Work 1 may be hard to see.

Step 2: Materials

  • Needler tool(not sure about the real name)
  • Brush(comes with needler tool)
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Patience
  • Common sense(do not hit yourself with the needler etc.)

Step 3: Cut Your Pieces

Cut the felt into the shapes you desire.It's that simple.

Step 4: Put the Felt and Start Hitting

Place the felt on the brush and start hitting it with the needler tool.Every hit will bring the needles out and thus the process will be done.You may need to do this multiple times by adding pieces of felt after every pass,YMMV.The video will better explain this.Don't think one hit is enough for each piece.Do every piece for about a minute.Get creative with your ideas,but don't change the process.

Note:I'm still trying to get the video done.

Step 5: The End

That was easy,wasn't it?The picture below is what we made for this Instructable.Go show it off.

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porcupinemamma (author)2009-08-08

BTW, I think your computer skills are superb! Wow!

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porcupinemamma (author)2009-08-08

very nice. the needles are called "felting needles"

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