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Needle Felt Gnome

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Step 1: Head

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Make a very tight ball of flesh colored yarn for the head. Use whatever color you like. I used Lion Brand Baby Alpaca Tan.

Step 2: Body

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Make a very tight ball of yarn for the body. I used Lion Brand Alpine Wool Chili.

Step 3: Hat

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Make a very tight cone shaped ball of yarn for the hat. I used Lion Brand Alpine Wool BlueBerry.

Step 4: Connecting The Head And Body

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Cut strips of yarn the same color the gnomes shirt will be.

Step 5: Connecting The Head And Body

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Using your Clover NeedleFelting Pen, felt the strips of yarn to the bottom of the head. Be sure to make it very secure. Place the head onto the body. Smooth the strips of yarn down the body, and felt them very secretly.

Step 6: Hair

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Felt yarn to the top, back and sides of the head to make hair.

Step 7: Add The Hat

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Cut strips of yarn the same color as the hat. Felt them very securely to the top of the head. Place the hat onto the head and smooth the strips of yarn over the hat and felt them to the hat very securely.

Step 8: Carding Yarn

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Cut strips of the same yarn that you used to make the hat, face, and body. Also cut strips of what ever color that you want the pants to be. Lay each color separately on your carding brushes, and drag the brushes against each other until the yarn is changed to roving.

Step 9: A Smooth Finish

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Put the color of roving onto the area that you want to work on. With one hand smooth the roving out nicely, with the other hand felt it into place. Be sure to penetrate deeply into the wool and felt each area completely.

Step 10: Belt

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To add the belt just wrap yarn around the desired area and felt it into place.

Step 11: Feet

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Cut strips of yarn to make the feet. Wrap the strips of yarn. Felt the feet into place in the bottom in a horse shoe shape. This helps make it stand securely on its own.
ymasullo5 months ago
I saw your Gnome! I was going to post mine but you are the best…good luck! (YM)
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