Needle Felting Kit: Octopus
Turn a handful of pink wool roving into a pair of Octopus. This needle felting kit will make at least two octopuses. Learn the art of sculptural needle felting and make yourself a new friend or two.
Finished size (approx.) = 4 in. x 2 in. This intermediate project will take about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and is perfect for those with a little needle felting experience.
What's in the kit?
- white, pansy, turquoise and black wool roving
- 2 felting needles
- wooden skewer
- detailed photo instructions
You will need:
- sewing needle and thread
- foam pad work surface
Woolpets kits are made in the USA and contain a generous amount of luxurious New Zealand Corriedale wool roving. The step-by-step photo instructions make the assembly process very easy to understand and follow.
You will need a foam pad or sponge to use as a work surface. Woolpets foam pads are the perfect work surface for needle felting and will survive many projects.
Ages 8 and up and adult supervision recommended for those under the age of 13.
Until I saw these kits, I only had a vague idea what needle felting was... and it sounded complex, like crocheting. I was amazed when I saw a demonstration and realized that you don't need any fancy crafting skills to enjoy it. Basically, you take a strip of wool, roll it up, hold it on a foam pad and "needle it," inserting a felting needle over and over again until the wool shape becomes firm. On each insertion, the barbed felting needles interlock the wool fibers in essence "sculpting" a felt shape. You can even connect one shape to another shape (like an ear to a head) by needling the two shapes together. Each kit contains all of the materials you need to create an adorable animal, including wool, felting needles and any "extras" like beads, ribbon, etc (the exception is the foam pad, which is reusable over and over again; you'll need to purchase one of these separately with your first kit). Many kits create more than one project, so multiple children can do them together. Easy kits feature animals with simpler shapes than intermediate kits, but both work on the same principles. Go ahead, try this relaxing (even addictive!) craft.) Made in the USA.