Needle Felted Holiday Pears

Materials

  • White Core Fiber*
  • Custom Hand-Dyed Roving*
  • Glistening Snow*

Tools

  • Felting Needles*, two
  • Decadent Foam*
  • Spray adhesive

Directions

STEP 1

  • Note: Read “Needle Felting Basics” before beginning project.

STEP 2

  • For pear core, roll and needle felt core fiber into a tube shape with more fiber on one end and less on opposite end. Use an actual pear or photo as an example for best results. Add more core fiber and continue to needle felt for desired shape.

STEP 3

  • Pull off a segment of snow white wool roving and needle felt it onto pear shape. Cover pear completely and turn while needle felting. Make pear as dense of soft as desired. Jab more for firmer felt.

STEP 4

  • For stem, cut a small length of felted yarn and needle felt to top of pear.

STEP 5

  • Spray pear with adhesive and sprinkle with Glistening Snow.

Needle Felting Basics

  • 1. Felting is an ancient art, but needle felting is the newest phenomena and is it ever catching on in the needle arts world. It is a creative process that appears magical using just a few simple tools, instructions and your creativity. As you jab your felting needle down through the wool fibers, the barbs on the needle grab onto the fibers, entangling and interlocking them, felting them down permanently. Unlike wet felting which uses soap, water, and lots of agitation, this dry felting technique uses only the needle. The more you jab the needle through the fiber the more the fibers felt. Use many short fast jabs and remember the angle at which you pierce the fibers is the angle at which they will felt. The longer you jab, the denser the felt. You will be amazed at your creative ability and the magic of the dry felt technique! You are actually sculpting the fiber using the felting needle. (Note: If you poke yourself, be sure to wash the area with soap and water.)

Glossary

  • 1. Roving: Custom dyed wool fibers in a soft continuous strand
  • 2. Felting needle: Very thin barbed needle
  • 3. White core fiber: the canvas for your pumpkin/Indian corn
for Decadent Fibers
Needle Felted Holiday Pears
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