Step 2: Needle Felting

Needle felting is easy and addictive, but it is also dangerous!  Those needles are barbed and they hurt like something else when you accidentally pierce yourself.  Felting a flat image makes this less likely than felting a 3D object, so I recommend starting with this technique when you're learning needle felting.

Place the fabric on top of your thick foam piece.  Tear off a piece of the wool roving and start stabbing it into the fabric.  Because the needle is barbed and the wool fibers are crimped, stabbing them repeatedly will cause the fibers to grab onto each other and shrink together (think of what happens when you throw a wool sweater in the wash!)

So just start stabbing around the shape that you want until the entire space is filled in.  You can add more roving and cut excess away as needed.

The wool is going to go all the way through the fabric and stick into the foam.  Just gently peel them apart and trim down the excess wool on the back of the fabric.
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This also works quite well with most yarns, and other fiberous materials (Felt, obviously!). I used yarn to felt a spider on to a plain sweatshirt for my mother once, though I imagine wool roving is much better for bigger projects!
This is adorable! Thanks for sharing this! I bought some supplies to try this last year. Just haven't tried it yet! You might have pushed me a little to give it a go.
wow..I&quot;ve never even heard of doing this before...i like it! Sounds like fun..i like danger..I have stabbed myself too many times with a sewing needle..i think i can do this! :)
This is SOOO cute! I love it!
I always break for fiber arts postings..lol.. I have some I need to be creative with too.. You have inspired me!
Dinowin RARRWR
Well said, dinosaur!
This is adorable!!
RARW it means I love it in dinosaur.
RARW it means I love it in dinosaur.
How <em>completely</em> <strong>cute</strong> is that!?!?!?!
Raar too!
really really cute, love it. :)
I think this is my next valentines gift for my boyfriend! So cute!
My daughter made the same saying,only different, &quot; Roar is Monster for I love you.&quot; on a T-shirt for my grandson. It worked really well. Really cute and well done.
Super cute!
Going to have make one of these for my Sister!
Amazing <br>Nice job!
RaRr to you too.. So cute! =)
Aww that is like the sweetest think ever!! <br>btw u speak dinosaur too?? it's very rare to find someone that can
This is so cool! You speak very good dinosaur.
This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!

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