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Happy Wool Felt Animals

30 Needle Felted Animals to Make and Love... Craft a menagerie of miniature animals from simple materials!

Author Makiko Arai’s easy felting techniques are perfect for beginners or anyone who enjoys a relaxing handcraft. With a little wool roving and a felting needle in hand, you’ll get step-by-step instructions to make 30 fuzzy friends, with a focus on shaping, color, and texture. Sculpt wire structures for stability, finish faces with lifelike expressions, and turn your creations into adorable pins you can take anywhere! From palm-size pups and curious cats to bunnies, deer, squirrels, and more, it’s time to let your imagination run wild!

  • Feel all the fuzzies! Everything you need to know to make 30 wool felted friends
  • Get cozy with basic needle felting techniques, tools, and how-tos
  • From bears to bunnies—Follow step-by-step instructions for every animal
Projects include:
  • brooch buddies
  • a trio of chatty birds
  • a friendly rabbit
  • a shy squirrel
  • a donkey marching to the beat of his own drum
  • a hungry hedgehog
  • a cockatiel with rosy cheecks
  • a playful striped kitten
  • doggy friends - poodle & shiba inu
  • sheep brothers
  • a family of deer in the summer
  • talkative polar bears
  • bear cubs who want to grow big and strong
  • an elephant learning how to use her trunk
  • giraffes in the sun